A BLIND DOG AND HER GUIDE DOG
24 October 2011
Big heart and big home needed for extra special canine chums.
Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, is currently caring for a unique pairing of dogs – Lily the Great Dane with no eyes and Maddison, her best friend and guide dog.
Lily’s eyes were removed before she was handed over to Dogs Trust Shrewsbury with her canine chum, Maddison. The leggy lady developed a condition called entropion, meaning her eye lashes grew into her eyeballs and severely damaged them. Sadly for Lily, an eye removable operation was her only option.
The dogs are inseparable as Lily is so dependent on Maddison to guide her through life. As Lily would be lost without her guide dog, dedicated canine carers are determined to find them a home together, which is proving difficult, as Louise Campbell manager of Dogs Trust Shrewsbury explains:
“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! I’m appealing to anyone with a big heart and a big home to adopt this loveable and inseparable pair.
They will need lots of space and lots of exercise, but considering Lily’s disability they lead a very happy and healthy life together.”
Adopting two dogs is double the responsibility but double the reward and the Rehoming Centre is desperate for Lily and Maddison to live in the home comforts they so deserve.
Anyone interested in rehoming Lily and Maddison should contact Dogs Trust Shrewsbury on 01952 770 225 or visit the centre at Roden Lane Farm, Telford, Shropshire, TF6 6BP
For further press information please contact:
Hannah Macey Dogs Trust Press Office 020 7833 7608