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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Blind Dog Has Her Own Seeing Eye Dog – Meet Lily and Maddison

This is one of those stories that make you say “awww!” As an animal lover…this story melted my heart!

Lily, a Great Dane was only 18 months old when veterinarians removed both her eyes. She was suffering from entropion, a condition that caused her eyelashes to roll inward and scratch painfully against her eyeballs.

But thankfully she’s got guide dog Maddison, another Great Dane to lead her around. Maddison stays close to Lily when they walk around, helping to guide her by touching her with his body to let her know the way.

The two dogs were being cared for by UK dog welfare charity Dogs Trust, which had problems finding a good home willing to take the unlikely pair. Their previous owner could no longer cope with the two big dogs, and in July handed Lily and Maddison over to be rehomed.

“With her lack of sight, Lily’s other senses have heightened so, although we don’t split them up often, she can tell if Maddison is nearby,” explains Louise Cabell, who works at the shelter. So cute! Here’s hoping these buddies find a great new home.

 “It’s very sad as members of the public walk straight by their kennel, often put off by the idea of having two large dogs and of course one without eyes can be a bit shocking!" Louise Campbell, manager of Dogs Trust Shrewsbury, had explained.

The dogs sleep together, and were awaiting adoption at the Dogs Trust in the British town of Shrewsbury.

After putting out a public call, more than 2,000 people offered to take the dogs, the Daily Mail says.

The Williams family from the countryside in nearby Crewe, Cheshire were chosen to adopt the dog.

Anne Williams and her husband Len said they weren't fazed by the prospect of having two large dogs.

"We've always had two dogs together, I like them to have company and so taking on two of them wasn't a daunting prospect," Ann Williams told the Daily Mail. "We've also got a lovely big garden so it's the perfect setting for two huge dogs."

The couple plan to take Lily and Maddison along on holidays to France and the Lake District in England.





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