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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Missing Guide Dog Puppy

Search is on for lost guide-dog-in-training
Sun-News report
Posted: 12/30/2008 12:00:00 AM MST


Argos, who was training to become a guide dog, was lost in the area.

LAS CRUCES — A 10-month-old puppy being trained to guide individuals who are visually impaired has been missing since Friday, Guide Dogs for the Blind reported Monday.
Guide Dogs for the Blind is a nonprofit organization that breeds, raises, and trains canines that are later placed with visually impaired individuals who need assistance.
A Denver-area volunteer family was training Argos, a yellow Labrador, to become a guide dog as part of the program. While visiting Las Cruces for the holidays, Argos either escaped or was stolen from the family in the Mesilla Park area, said Barb Deevers, a canine communications field representative with Guide Dogs for the Blind of Colorado.
Deevers described Argos as being "reddish yellow" in color, with tattoos in both ears of an identification number. She said the dog was wearing a black collar with tags.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Guide Dogs for the Blind at (800) 295-4050.
For more information, go to www.guidedogs.com.

How sad for the raisers! I hope he is found quickly.

2 comments:

Elizabeth and Alana said...

Whoa. How devastating! Fingers crossed the Argos is found safe and gets to come home soon!

Erin,Bubbles and Texas said...

Oh yikes, thats got to be super scary to loose a guide dog pup!!
I hope he gets found quickly!!