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‘It was amazing the bond they had’: Woman’s seeing eye dog disappears, reward offered

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Kerry (Photo Credit: Deanne Engel)

ROGERS, Ohio — Janet Armstrong, 73, has lost 90 percent of her vision — luckily, her seeing eye dog, Kerry, has been able to help her keep her independence.

Until this past January.

WKBN reports that Kerry, a black Labrador retriever, disappeared on Jan. 5.

Kerry had been let out with two other dogs and never came back. Armstrong’s daughter, Deanne Engel, said the dog’s prints went down the driveway and stopped at the road. They believe Kerry was stolen.

Police have been investigating the disappearance. Armstrong hasn’t left her home since the dog went missing, afraid that she may not be there if the dog were to return or if someone were to call with information.

A ‘Bring Kerry Home’ Facebook page has been set up to help spread the word and find the dog. A $1,000 reward is also being offered “no questions asked,” and billboards have been made as part of the effort.

“She called Kerry her left arm because that is where she was. It was amazing to watch Kerry take her through a crowd. My mom could tell Kerry to take her to the door, and she would take her right through the crowd. It was amazing the bond they had,” Engel told WKBN.

Kerry is described as being 6 years old and spayed with no microchip.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Department at 330-424-7255.

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