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Blind Sled Dog from Churchill in Winnipeg

January 30, 2010 6:45 AM | News

A blind sled dog from Churchill is in Winnipeg this weekend before retiring from sledding next month.

Isobel — an eight-year-old Siberian husky-malamute cross — overcame adversity after losing her eyesight five years ago. Isobel’s inspirational story will be featured on an upcoming piece on NBC as part of the U.S. network’s 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games coverage.

She will be at McNally Robinson Booksellers tonight at 7:30 p.m. as part of a Ladybug Foundation event.

On Sunday, Isobel’s owners will be at the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, at 1 p.m. to share highlights from the dog’s eight years in their care. A meet and greet with Isobel will also take place, and all dog lovers are invited to come out.

In February, Isobel will move into her new home with a new family in Alberta.

UPDATE: Watch video of Isobel’s owner sharing her story.

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