The dog ate my Census! Now what? Submitted by Joe Mauceri on Wed, 03/17/2010 - 3:48pm. Census forms are hitting mailboxes, but what if you have a problem with your form? You know, like the dog ate your census. It actually happened to our Kevin Wuzzardo. Well the local Census office says there's no need to worry. You can request a new copy when the Census sends out it's follow-up a week or two from now. If you miss that chance Census workers will soon be out knocking on doors. If you want to save some taxpayer money just pick up a new copy at any of the 86 Census locations across the country. You can find out where they're located by visiting http://www.census.gov.