January 18, 20167:17 AM MST
His eyes look as if they could speak volumes, but ironically Ollie is blind and can see nothing. The shelter sent out a plea to rescues to pull Ollie. Blind dogs don’t do well in shelters. This shelter is noisy and very chaotic.
Those who visited him wrote on his page, “Spent time with Ollie today. What a LOVER!!! Took treats from us and had wiggle butt the minute he knew we were there!”
His video shows that he knows basic commands and is gentle. Even though he is blind, he pays attention and is alert to the person’s voice. He loves to be petted and enjoys treats (which he can sniff out!).
In spite of the strange surroundings, he has been sweet and friendly. He is listed as a one-and-a-half-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix. He is handsome and energetic according to staff.
The medical reports show that Ollie has a corneal injury, bilateral corneal edema and is blind. The volunteers wrote: “Our hearts go out to him as the shelter can be a scary environment especially for those who have no vision. This boy needs to find a home where he can feel safe and loved. Please help be his voice!”
Please share Ollie’s story with family and friends and social media contacts. He needs to be out of the shelter as soon as possible. There may be more information on his Facebook thread. He is ID#A30607405. Ollie is located at Hillsborough County Animal Services, 440 N. Falkenburg Road, Tampa, FL 33619. Their phone number is 813-744-5660. They are open every day from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.