July 22, 2012
I am happy to see that there are some success stories from The Seeing Eye. With the enormous amount of money they receive in donations and spend on their organization they should be over-the-top fantastic. Unfortunately I cannot say that my experience with them has been positive. They provided a dog to a woman I work with - a woman who has no business having a dog. She has some emotional instability and makes poor and inappropriate decisions. She is abusive and negligent to the poor dog and when I reported this to The Seeing Eye they sent someone to assess the situation. He stated to me that the dog is hers and she can treat him any way that she wants to including whipping, beating and kicking him (I've witnessed all three). He told me that if she says she's giving the dog food and water that is good enough for him after I told him that she lies to me and says she just gave him fresh water when I'm standing there looking at a dry as a bone dirty bowl. They did not do any adequate assessment to even determine her need for a dog as she doesn't go anywhere but work and church and she has private transportation that takes her from door to door , she does not use the dog while she's at work. Since she returned with the new puppy she claims to have all kinds of foot ailments, different ones every week, as excuses to not walk him. But the rep from The Seeing Eye stated that a two year old lab doesn't need any exercise. What, really????!!! In what world does he live in? They have proven to me that they have lots of money, from donations, to spend on breeding programs, training the dogs and covering all the costs for the new owners to travel to the facility and be lavishly cared for during the three week training period. They also proved that they think of these dogs more as inanimate objects rather than living creatures. I want to believe that what I've experienced is an exception, but they've done NOTHING to correct it and do not plan to. I would have to give them negative stars.
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