New home sought for abandoned blind dog and canine 'guide'

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image captionIt is thought the pair could have been abandoned because of their age

An owner is being sought for two abandoned dogs - one of them completely blind - who were rescued from a sea tunnel.

Jack Russell Glenn cannot see and is guided by Staffordshire Bull Terrier Buzz, who acts as his eyes.

The pair were found in Hartlepool three weeks ago and are now being cared for at a County Durham rescue centre.

The centre says the dogs, who are thought to be between nine and 10, may have been abandoned due to their age.

Sue Bielby from Stray Aid, in Coxhoe, said Glenn and Buzz may make an unlikely pair, but the two dogs are inseparable and become distressed when apart for even a few minutes.

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image captionThe rescue centre wants to rehome the dogs together

She said everyone had fallen in love with them during their stay, saying that Glenn was "not the prettiest dog on the block but he has a personality that more than makes up for it."

They would only consider rehoming the two dogs together, she said.

She said: "Buzz acts as Glenn's eyes and it's as simple as that.

"Glenn gets his confidence from Buzz and if they were separated even for a few minutes they both bark and become distressed so they would need to have a loving home together."

She said the ideal home would be quiet and stable.

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