Missing service dog was at shelter in Washington County

Missing service dog was at shelter in Washington County

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by KGW.com staff

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Posted on November 4, 2010 at 7:59 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 4 at 8:31 PM

HILLSBORO -- An alert staff at the Bonnie L. Hays Animal Shelter saw a KGW story about a Portland woman looking for her service dog and realized the the Husky was at their facility.

The dog was to be reunited Thursday afternoon with Maxine Gannon. It vanished in Hillsboro on Monday and was almost put up for adoption.

"I love her so much and I just want her home," said Gannon after the dog disappeared.

She depends on the nine-month-old dog named Dreamer.

"She lets me know when I'm going to have a seizure," said Gannon. "So I have to have her with me."

Gannon has suffered epileptic seizures since she was a teenager, but it was not until a month ago that she got Dreamer. Since then it has been a match made in heaven.

"She pulls onto my shirt or my jacket to bring me down a little bit," said Gannon."Then she'll put her head on my chest to make sure I'm okay."

Without Dreamer Gannon is vulnerable to seizures. She can fall victim to one at any moment.

 

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