This is in response to the article in the May 27 article "Deaf woman wants her dog back."
I cannot imagine the emotional turmoil that this woman went through when she lost her dog. He was more than just a companion; he was her helpmate. She has a disability that he was able to lessen the limitations she deals with on a daily basis. I have a disability and know that I would be absolutely devastated if I lost my dog who provided assistance to me. It can be so difficult to live in our society with a disability. However, these wonderful animals can bring so much joy and assistance to these individuals with disabilities
I was so disheartened to hear that the adopted family would not return this woman's dog. Why not return the dog to this woman and adopt a different dog? I think that is wonderful that this family wants to adopt a dog from the shelter. There are so many looking for homes. However, this woman needs her dog back and I pray that this family will change their mind.