Penny, a small, blind, elderly, black and white Shih Tzu, was lost on Sun., Oct. 21 around 10 a.m. at Cascade Rd. and Rte. 17A in Bellvale (Warwick). She was on her daily walk with “big brother” Rocky (another Shih Tzu) when she slipped out of her harness along the route. Family members, neighbors, many kind strangers plus two dogs searched for Penny into the late evening.
Penny is very old, 100% blind, and has no sense of direction. Without being led, she moves extremely slowly, if at all, due to fear of facial injury. She does not bark, and allows anyone to pick her up. It is believed that Penny was mistaken for an abandoned dog or a stray, perhaps by an out-of-towner, but thus far she has not been brought to any local humane society, animal hospital or vet.
Penny requires two types of daily meds for her eyes. She cannot go up or downstairs, she no longer plays with toys, and often requires assistance just to get to her water dish. She was adopted five years ago from Pets Alive, who had acquired her from a high-kill facility.
Her “parents” Cecelia and Jerry are brokenhearted, and are offering a reward for her return. Flyers are posted, vets and humane societies have been alerted, and Penny can be seen on Facebook, Lost Pets of the Hudson Valley, and more. If anyone finds Penny call 845-988-7387 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.