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15:30 Wed Apr 3 2013
Dave Meddows

A blind woman who died has reportedly had her final wish granted — her healthy guide dog has been killed and buried with her.

Indiana Fox affiliate WTHI-TV reported that Shelia Stadler, who died of cancer on March 8, requested her service dog Toffee be euthanized and placed at her feet when she was buried.

The story was first published on the WTHI-TV website but has since been taken down by the station's management.

While a WTHI staffer confirmed the news organisation had pulled the story from its website, it is unclear of the reason behind that decision.

An email to the station's general manager Todd Weber was unanswered at the time of publication.

The station reported that Ms Stadler's family had the dog put down and displayed in her coffin at the 68-year-old's funeral viewing.