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Blind Woman Spends Life Savings to Save Beloved Guide Pony

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Panda the miniature pony has been guiding Ann Edie since 2003. The guide pony, although standing just a mere 29 inches in height, has been of immense help to the blind 61-year-old woman.

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Edie, who hails from Albany, NY, has made an all-out effort to adapt her home to accommodate Panda as part of the family just like any other house pet. She had a nice and warm stall built outside as Panda’s private resting space. The loving owner even trained her guide pony in signaling if it wanted to go outside simply by ringing a bell.

Edie explained that although she had had guide dogs before, she later on found out that a horse, being a herd animal, is more reliable at predicting spatial movements and making the necessary adjustments. A pony is also more convenient for people who have dog allergies, and its life span is also longer than a dog’s. She concluded: “I’ve found that a horse’s intelligence lends well to guide work.”

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Unfortunately, the ever-loyal and reliable Panda was found to be suffering from intestinal blockage this past year. After the unwelcome diagnosis, Edie has tried desperate attempts to save her friend and guide of 14 years. Vets removed an otherwise fatal mass from Panda’s colon.

However, vet bills have amounted to more than $30,000, and she and her husband Dennis don’t have enough money. But the couple’s good friend, Alexandra Kurland, who was also Panda’s trainer, initiated a fundraising effort to cover Panda’s bills.

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The grateful Edie shared that Panda “is so much more than just a means for letting me, as a blind person, travel smoothly and efficiently around my community. Her joy in her work and in her life always puts a smile on my face. Being able to have Panda home was worth every penny.”

Donations are welcome here.

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