Hero guide dog assured good home after NY rescue

By By KILEY ARMSTRONG and COLLEEN LONG

NEW YORK (AP) — The guide dog who leapt onto New York City subway tracks after his blind owner lost consciousness is assured a loving home after his retirement.

Cecil Williams is getting another working dog soon and has said he may not have enough money to keep his current dog, Orlando, too.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind said Wednesday that if Williams can't keep Orlando, the dog will be adopted by the family who raised him as a puppy.

If he decides he can care for two dogs, Williams says he'd still need financial help.

Guiding Eyes is setting up a fund. If Williams doesn't use the money, it would go to other guide dogs.

Williams says he's feeling a little better a day after his harrowing experience. And Orlando is back at his side.

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