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Blind man gets new dog after falling with old dog on NYC subway tracks

A blind man gets new dog and gets to keep old dog too! The blind man, who made national news when he fell on the NYC subway tracks with his guide dog back in December, had to retire his 11-year-old dog, according to CBS News on Jan. 29.

Blind man who fell on subway tracks in NYC gets a new dog, but he also gets to keep his old dog as a pet thanks to the many donations that came in!
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When Cecil Williams felt faint and fell onto the tracks, his then guide dog tumbled onto the tracks with him. Both Williams and the dog were unhurt as a train passed over them.

He could not keep his faithful black lab, Orlando, because the insurance wouldn’t cover the cost of a non-service dog. When that story hit the news, donations piled in from all over the nation so Williams could keep Orlando.

Now he has Orlando and he’s also been assigned a new guide dog, one that just graduated from Guiding Eyes for the Blind school on Saturday. Now Williams has Orlando as a pet and his new guide dog Godiva, to help him get around!