Seeing eye dog goes missing at Stone Mountain Park - CBS46 News

Seeing eye dog goes missing at Stone Mountain Park

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Mark Harmon and his uncle, George Brooks, searched Stone Mountain Tuesday evening for Harmon's dog, Lady.

The 3-year-old sheltie went missing Monday night after a loud bang during the park's Memorial Day light and fireworks show.

"I got the popcorn and soda. I was just about to settle in with Lady and then, cannon fire, 'Boom,' went off like that," Harmon told CBS46.

To Harmon, Lady is more than a pet and companion, she's his lifeline.

"I suffer from a retina optic that's allergy-based," Harmon said.

Harmon's retina allergy causes him to go in and out of blindness. That blindness can last anywhere from five minutes to five hours. Lady's seeing eye training is what gets him through.

"She's always there. She's always there. It's like we're one person," Harmon said.

Harmon says that Lady is a survivor. He rescued her after she was shot accidentally by her previous owner when she was just 1-year-old. The sheltie also suffers from paralysis in one of her legs.

"I'm upset at myself. I'm hitting myself in the head with a hammer every second. I know she hates fireworks. We didn't know they'd open like that," he said.

Harmon says he's hanging on to hope that Lady will be found unharmed.

If you see Lady, you're asked to call Stone Mountain police at (770) 498-5675.

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