Commend U.S. Senator for Submitting Bill to Protect Guide Dogs

Target: Senator Anthony Bucco

Goal: Thank U.S. Senator for submitting bill that protects the welfare of guide dogs

Recently, a seeing eye dog in-training was brutally attacked by a local pet. This puppy, named Dusty, sustained several injuries as a result of the attack. While Dusty is recovering, the injuries he has sustained render him unable to continue as a seeing eye companion. This unfortunate event has not gone unnoticed; Senator Anthony Bucco of New Jersey has created a bill in order to prevent further instances like this from occurring.

The bill that Senator Anthony Bucco submitted to the New Jersey Senate has already been approved. The new law is called “Dusty’s Law,” in honor of the puppy Dusty. This law classifies any injustice against a guide dog as a fourth degree crime. It establishes criminal penalties for those who kill, injure, and interfere with guide dogs. Under this law, owners will also be responsible for their pets if they do anything to harm a guide dog.

Senator Anthony Bucco submitted this law in an effort to establish extra protection for guide dogs. Injustice towards a guide dog is considered not only destruction of property, but also an act of animal cruelty. In addition to these charges, Senator Anthony Bucco believes that extra charges must be implemented in order to ensure the safety of guide dogs.

In an interview, he emphasized the importance of guide dogs; guide dogs are not only loving companions but an extremely vital part of their owner’s lives. Hurting a guide dog is not only tremendously cruel to the animal, but it is also unfair to the individual who depends on the guide dog.

While all companion animals are to be loved and considered members of the family, guide dogs have the extra task of being a source of support and comfort for their owners. Sign the petition below to thank Senator Anthony Bucco for taking the initiative to further protect the welfare of guide dogs.


Dear Senator Anthony Bucco,

I would like to say thank you for submitting the bill for “Dusty’s Law.” This law has been recently passed and I believe it will be extremely beneficial for all guide dogs and their owners. Guide dogs are a key component of their owner’s life; their owner often depends on them to help improve the quality of their life.

While most people understand the importance of guide dogs, instances still occur in which guide dogs are injured by individuals or their pets. In Dusty’s case, Dusty was severely injured by someone’s pet and he will never be able to continue as a seeing eye companion because of the injuries he suffered. By establishing this law, individuals will be held completely accountable not only for their own actions but also the actions of their pets. Thank you for taking the initiative to protect guide dogs.


[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. SUE GRIFFITHS says:

    At last a Senator with common sense. Common sense ain’t so common you know.

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