Black People : Hero guide dog assured good home after NY rescue

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    Cecil Williams smiles as he pets his guide dog Orlando in his hospital bed following a fall onto subway tracks from the platform at 145th Street, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in New York. The blind 61-year-old Williams says he fainted while holding onto his black labrador who tried to save him from falling. Both escaped without serious injury. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    The guide dog that leaped onto subway tracks after his blind owner lost consciousness and fell off a station platform is assured a loving home after his retirement.

    Cecil Williams, who has been recovering at a hospital with Orlando still by his side, had been slated to get another working dog in January to replace the 11-year-old black Lab.
    Now, he would ideally like to have two dogs — one working and one retired as a pet — if logistics, physical abilities and finances allow.

    If that’s not possible, the family that raised Orlando as a puppy says it will be “absolutely thrilled to have him back,” said Guiding Eyes for the Blind spokeswoman Michelle Brier. “They’re very thrilled their little baby has made such a big difference.”


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    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/man-fell-subway-tracks-dog-article-1.1551971

    He's gets to keep the dog. Great for him. This is crazy. The station was 125th st not 145th. 125th A, D and C stop is pretty busy I'm wondering why no one did more. Unless it just happened so fast because staggering near the edge to the platform is pretty obvious and noticeable.

    I'm glad he didn't get too badly hurt or die. His life is a blessing.

    Signed by: A dog lover.
     
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