On January 17, 2014, Dusty’s Law was signed and enacted, ensuring that seeing eye dogs and seeing eye dogs in training will have additional safety protections under the laws of New Jersey. This was a measure that Keep NJ Safe worked on and advocated for, along with the man who inspired the bill and worked tirelessly for its passage: Roger Woodhour, the volunteer seeing eye puppy raiser who was with Dusty when the dog was attacked. [Read more about their story HERE]
Today, Roger and his wife Sheila are leaving New Jersey to enjoy their well-earned retirement years. Together, they have raised 31 seeing eye puppies for The Seeing Eye school in Morristown, NJ, and will continue to do so once settled into their new home. Keep NJ Safe Executive Director Lisa Yakomin recently presented Roger with a Certificate of Appreciation, in recognition of his efforts and advocacy. We wish Roger and Sheila all the best as they begin this new chapter.