Seeing-Eye Dog Fights off Burglar, Calls Police to Save Owner

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Philadelphia police responded to a home invasion early Monday morning after the blind victim’s seeing-eye dog called them for help.

According to police, a woman said a suspect broke into her home on the 4100 block of Edgely Road at approximately 4 a.m. Monday morning. The 52-year-old blind victim said she was threatened before being choked and falling down a flight of stairs.

Officers said that after witnessing the assault, the woman’s seeing-eye dog fought off the attacker. She told them that once the home was secure, the dog used a specially manufactured device to phone police and alert them.

The woman is being treated at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and is in stable condition. The suspect remains on the loose.

36 thoughts on “Seeing-Eye Dog Fights off Burglar, Calls Police to Save Owner”

  1. Great pup! I find it interesting though that some people (not here, just in general) applaud a pup that goes after an intruder but demonizes one that doesn’t know a police officer in its yard or home isn’t an intruder and defends its family.

  2. On t he news here in the phila area- a blind woman was a victim of a home invasion last night! How terrible!! I wondered if she had a seeing pet, but they aren’t usually defense trained. Thank goodness for this set of eyes and teeth!!


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