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“We simply cannot continue”: Guide Dogs Queensland beg for help

“We simply cannot continue”: Guide Dogs Queensland beg for help

Guide Dogs Queensland have put out a desperate plea for Puppy Raisers as they need help raising current and future litters of guide dogs.

“We simply cannot continue without more volunteer puppy raisers,” Guide Dogs Queensland general manager of guide dog services Lee Buckingham told news.com.au.

“It takes almost two years and more than $50,000 to breed, raise, and train just one Guide Dog. We rely on the generous community donations to make this possible, and of course, the incredible dedication and commitment of our volunteer Puppy Raisers.”

This means that the current puppy raisers are working without a break, including the Burgess family.

“We were planning to have a break for a little while,” Alan Burgess said.

“But Guide Dogs desperately needed someone to raise Isaac — and this job is far too important to say ‘no’ to.”

“There is someone who is blind or vision impaired out there right now who really needs a Guide Dog to continue living an independent lifestyle, and that is all the motivation we need to continue raising the next generation of Guide Dogs.”