Singapore’s first guide dog dies, aged 11

Sad, sad news.

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He saw the world through her gentle eyes.

Now, the light in those auburn eyes has faded. Those eyes have lost their lustre and finally their life.

And so the world of blind businessman Kua Cheng Hock, 58, is once again shrouded in darkness, his eyes clouded by tears.

“In the past nine years,” said Mr Kua wistfully, “she was even closer to me than my wife.”

He was talking about Kendra, his seeing-eye dog, who holds the distinction of being the first such dog in Singapore.

The labrador died from a stroke and a massive heart attack on Friday, just weeks before her retirement.

She was 11.

She had been with Mr Kua for the last nine years, constantly guiding him and looking out for him.

 

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