These funds provide assistance to Guiding Eyes graduates.
Another fund that is available to you for your working guide dog is called the Hockmeyer Fund. If your dog ever requires a referral to a veterinary specialist for diagnosis and treatment of a condition, this fund can help pay for the visit or visits. In order to qualify, you must be referred to a specialist by us or by your regular vet. If your regular vet refers you, you must contact one of the Guiding Eyes veterinarians to discuss the referral before visiting the specialist.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Graduate Assistance Fund (Horowitz Fund)
As of June 2018, Guiding Eyes for the Blind graduates are eligible for $500 (subject to change yearly) each calendar year through our Graduate Assistance Fund (Wanda Horowitz Fund) to help off-set the cost of veterinary care for working guide dogs.
Fund Designation: Expenses directly related to veterinary care only. Examples include, but are not limited to: vaccines, nail trims, medications/preventatives, lab tests and prescription dog food. Examples of items notcovered: treats, dog food, toys, dental chews, grooming equipment and baths.
Submitting Invoices for Reimbursement: Please submit itemized invoices with the graduate’s name, current address and the guide dog’s name to:
Mail: Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Attn: Wanda Horowitz Fund
611 Granite Springs Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
A check will be mailed within 2 weeks of receipt.
The following letter provides more information on an increase to the Graduate Assistance Fund as of June 25, 2018: Graduate Stipend Increase.