DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – Caroline Mosely is devastated.
Her service dog Sidney, a five-year-old black Labrador, disappeared Wednesday night from her East Dallas backyard.
Mosely cried, “If he’s in harms way, but he can’t get to me, I don’t know.”
She is legally blind.
Five years ago, her sight deteriorated and she was diagnosed with macular degeneration.
“I think he’s missing me as much as I am missing him.”
Mosely reached out to Guide Dogs for the Blind, a nonprofit organization that breeds about 900 dogs a year to train them to work with the blind and visually impaired.
Mosely has depended on Sidney ever since.
She says, “If I’m walking across the street, if a car is approaching too fast where I’m in danger, he’s trained to block me or push me back or if a car is coming up behind me as if it’s going to hit me, he’s trained to pull me out of harm’s way.”
Mosely says she hasn’t been able to sleep well since Wednesday night. sShe let him out back around 9pm. But when she called for him an hour later, she says he was gone. She believes he may have gotten spooked by fireworks and snuck through the back fence.
Ever since Sidney went missing, Caroline and her fiancé have been repeatedly driving through the neighborhood to find him.
Guide Dogs for the Blind and members of the Lone Star Guide Dog Raisers Club will be posting flyers and talking to neighbors Saturday morning around 11 a.m. in an effort to find Sidney.
Mosely says, “Part of me is missing, almost to the point where I feel like I’m going through a death, like I’ve lost a loved one, that’s how close he is to me.”
Sidney has a distinctive strip of white fur running from his chin down to his chest.
He has tattoos in both ears with his ID number “449 P.”
If you have any information on his whereabouts, you can call Guide Dogs for the Blind at 800-295-4050, extension 4090.
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