Courtesy of the New York Post:
A blind man who nearly died after falling onto subway train tracks will get to keep the loyal dog who tried to save him — thanks to New Yorkers who whipped out their checkbooks to help the duo stay together.
Cecil Williams, 61 — whose 11-year-old pooch, Orlando, leaped onto the tracks after his master fainted on Tuesday — said the lovable lab will retire as a seeing-eye dog and become a pet with the help of donation money.
Williams, who will get a new service dog because Orlando is too old, had planned to give up his furry pal because his insurance plan doesn’t cover the living cost of non-working dogs, he said.
Donation cash will now pay for Orlando’s vet bills and food, which Williams said fills him with joy.
“The spirit of giving, Christmas and all that — it exists here…
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