Increased Reward for Return of Sparky, the Seizure Dog
That's thanks to generous readers, according to Dr. Nita Lewis, Carl's mom. Carl, of Homestead, has a severe form of epilepsy, and siezes nearly every day. Sparky, a small, black, 8-year-old poodle mix, had the magical gift of sensing when it would happen, which enabled Dr. Lewis to administer medication sooner that made the episodes less severe. He disappeared from the yard before Christmas.
"I did not ask for donations for this but several people insisted on making donations anyway,'' Dr. Lewis, a single mom and University of Miami chemistry professor told me. "In the event that Sparky is not found, the money will be used to train seizure dogs for epileptics who cannot afford them.''
If you have information that might lead to Sparky's return, call 305-989-0718. For more information about Sparky, visit fidofinder.com, and put ID #21536 in the `Find ID' box.