Seeing-eye dog aids her mother
Aug 1, 2011
Daisy and Duke, two yellow labs, were brought to a Nebraska shelter after their owners’ home was foreclosed. No one adopted them, and the shelter considered having them euthanized. Each year, nearly 3 to 4 million animals are euthanized, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reports, but this wouldn’t be the case for these
Daisy and Duke were rescued, brought to a shelter in Minnesota and were soon adopted by an owner. Leda Blom, who worked at the shelter, remembers the current owner of the dogs telling her, “We can’t let these dogs be euthanized," Prior Lake American reports.
Daisy, 10, and her son Duke, 6, are a unique pair. Daisy is completely blind and relies heavily on Duke as her seeing-eye. Duke always stays close to Daisy, guiding her through the house, yard and streets. When Duke wanders off, a bark or two from Daisy always brings him back closer.
The owner told the news source that the dogs experienced separation anxiety in her home at first, while they eventually eased into their new environment and are now living happily together.