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Senior male Romey acts as young Minnie's seeing eye guardian. Both dogs lost their home a few weeks ago after their 68-year-old owner's home of 15 years was foreclosed. Please help these two dogs find a home.
Senior male Romey acts as young Minnie's seeing eye guardian. Both dogs lost their home a few weeks ago after their 68-year-old owner's home of 15 years was foreclosed. Please help these two dogs find a home.
Lisa Heary

Minnie and Romey are quite the unusual duo; the two dogs have lived together for four years, but their story goes way beyond being canine friends in the same household. Minnie is a four-year-old blind pit bull mix, and her adopted brother, 14-year-old Romey is her seeing-eye companion.

The dogs' secure future ended a few weeks ago, when their owner, a 68-year-old woman lost her home in Davie, Fla. of 15-years to foreclosure; the woman was so devastated and downtrodden with no other choices, she planned to take her beloved dogs to the shelter. Fortunately, a passionate animal advocate and true dog lover intervened.

With the help of Freckles Freedom Fund, a non profit dedicated to specifically helping pit bulls, Romey and Minnie have been temporarily boarded at Bow Wow Pet Resorts in Pompano Beach. Both dogs are up-to-date on their vaccinations, and Minnie may even have the possibility of regaining her eyesight in the near future; those blue eyes of hers may be made to work after cataract surgery.

Freckles Freedom Fund is willing to help with transportation costs for these friendly dogs. Lisa Heary, who has been their loyal advocate says this about the dogs:

"At All Pets Emporium in Davie a couple of weekends ago, all the customers were commenting on Minnie's blue eyes as they didn't realize she was blind. As soon as they found out she was blind, they felt even more sorry for her. She actually found her way around the store quite well. All the children loved her, and she loved giving them kisses. These dogs deserve a second chance at happiness, and I am praying these dogs get another chance."

Please share this story of Romey and Minnie with friends, family, and coworkers. Sharing saves lives; it only takes a few moments to pass this story on, and perhaps the perfect family will come along.

If necessary the dogs can be separated. It is most important these two wonderful dogs find a safe place where they can cuddle and call their own. Please call Lisa Heary at (954)-815-8019 for more information.

On Sunday, Lisa went to visit Minnie and Romey:

"They wee wagging their tails and standing at the front door of the boarding place hoping to get out. My heart was breaking for them."

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