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Sunday, November 24, 2013
Blind Dog, Loyal Brother Adopted
I was sent this news item....too good not to share.
What's even more inspirational is the fact that Jermaine has dedicated his life to being his brother's seeing eye dog.
"I think this is a little bit
extraordinary in my experience because they're so careful with one
another and play together so well," said Ray Little, Director of Life
Saving at Operation Ava. "Jeffrey really does try to maintain contact
with Jermaine, especially when he's in an unfamiliar environment. As
soon as he gets familiar with a new place, then he becomes a little bit
more independent. But it's amazing how they try to maintain contact
with each other."
The pups, believed to be lab-pit mixes, were found on a Philadelphia street in October and were taken in by Operation Ava.
The rescue organization received more
than 10,000 inquires and multiple applications after the photo of
Jeffrey and Jermaine hugging while sleeping was posted by the Chester
County SPCA on Friday, Nov. 15. They were able to place the dog brothers in the same home.
Jeffrey and Jermaine reached
celebrity status when the photo, and a video produced by Drexel Hill
native Tom Hickey caught the attention of Ryan Seacrest who posted the
heartwarming story on his website.