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Abandoned Deaf Puppy Adopted by Deaf Couple, Learns Sign Language


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From the news we love department comes this beautiful tale of redemption for a deaf puppy from Ireland.

8-week-old springer spaniel Alice was taken in by an animal rescue center after she was abandoned. Shelter staff were soon aware that the dog they cared for could be difficult to re-home due to the fact that she was completely deaf.

In a fortuitous turn of events, a deaf couple happend to be looking for a dog and visited the Blue Cross Animal Adoption center where Alice was being held.  After a brief meeting, Marie Williams and Mark Morgan agreed that Alice needed to come home with them.

Now that she’s settled into her new home, Mark and Marie are taking turns teaching Alice sign language.

Shelter manager Julie Stone said,  “Alice is such a loving and responsive dog and she proves that with a bit of time and effort, a deaf dog can be trained and become a wonderful pet. It was amazing to see how Marie, Mark and their children immediately bonded with Alice and how they knew just how to get her attention. They are a brilliant match and Alice has found the perfect home where I know she will get the love she deserves.”

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