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    Thumbs upSome good news about Palm, the seeing eye dog

    You may remember the post about Palm, the seeing eye dog severely injured on the Sky Train in Vancouver. I'm happy to report that she's been discharged from the hospital and is on the road to recovery!

    Here's a link to the original thread:
    https://www.justlabradors.com/forum/l...rm-canada.html

    And, here's the blog from the specialty hospital where she was treated:
    Canada West Veterinary Specialists Blog — News and Updates from the Canada West Veterinary Specialists Team
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    was he trained by the Seeing Eye, or another organization? It's awful what happened, but hopefully he will get to enjoy retirement now. I know our ex-seeing eye pups are!!!
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    According to this article, Palm was trained by Guide Dogs for the Blind.

    Palm wasn't the first Guide Dog for the Blind to be trapped by SkyTrain - Puppy Love

    I was very surprised to read that there had been a similar incident a few years ago, but in that case, fellow commuters were able to pry open the doors to release the trapped leash and the dog was spared a similar accident. Makes you wonder if Translink did anything to fix the problem.
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    It's Translink. I'm sure they've already forgotten about what happened to Palm.

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    thank goodness she wasnt killed.

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    Poor Palm. I'm so glad she is doing well; although I'd think with injuries so severe she'll never be 100 percent. Is she being retired from service?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Of The Hill View Post
    Poor Palm. I'm so glad she is doing well; although I'd think with injuries so severe she'll never be 100 percent. Is she being retired from service?
    I don't know if she's being retired. It's probably too soon to tell if she'll ever be up to the task (both mentally and physically) of being a guide dog again. I just hope that steps are taken to ensure that something like this doesn't happen again.
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