- Associated Press - Saturday, January 9, 2016

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - The future of a Tampa Bay area man’s guide dog is uncertain after she was attacked by a group of other dogs.

The Bradenton Herald (https://goo.gl/nHGVqk ) reports that Richard Draper, who is legally blind, was out walking with his guide dog, Andie, on Monday when witnesses say three pit bulls attacked the yellow Lab. A neighbor walking his own golden retriever saw the attack and attempted to help Draper and Andie get away.

An Animal Services officer responded and cited the attacking dogs’ owner with dog at large causing injury.

Andie was given to Draper 2 1/2 years ago by the nonprofit organization Southeastern Guide Dogs. She suffered puncture wounds in the attack, and it’s unclear if she’ll ever recover enough to work again as Draper’s guide.


Information from: The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald , https://www.bradenton.com

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