* Percy the dog, blinded by hair dye, set to have eye removed – Manitoba – CBC News

Source: CBC News

Posted: Jul 23, 2015 8:31 AM CT
Last Updated: Jul 23, 2015 10:25 AM CT

Medications prescribed to keep Percy’s condition at bay didn’t work as well as expected


Percy, an 11-month-old puppy, was surrendered into care in February after suffering abuse at the hands of his previous owner’s child. Hair dye was deliberately rubbed into his eyes causing blindness, according to Manitoba Underdogs Rescue. (Courtesy Manitoba Underdogs Rescue)

Percy, an 11-month-old puppy, was surrendered into care in February after suffering abuse at the hands of his previous owner’s child. Hair dye was deliberately rubbed into his eyes causing blindness, according to Manitoba Underdogs Rescue. (Courtesy Manitoba Underdogs Rescue)


Percy the dog, partially blinded when abused as a pup, is undergoing surgery on Thursday to remove his left eye.

Now 11 months old, Percy was flown to Winnipeg in February after being seized by the RCMP in a northern community. The child of his previous owner had rubbed hair dye into Percy’s eyes, discolouring them and causing the blindness, according to Manitoba Underdogs Rescue, which took over his care.

While in care, he was also diagnosed with Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy, a condition that causes thickening of the cornea and fluid build-up within the eye. If left untreated, it causes extreme pain and total blindness, according to the rescue group, which said the disease’s progress was sped up due to the dye. [Read full article….]


When Percy was first brought to Winnipeg, both eyes were discoloured. (Manitoba Underdogs Rescue)

When Percy was first brought to Winnipeg, both eyes were discoloured. (Manitoba Underdogs Rescue)


You can follow Percy’s progress on Facebook.

Source: Percy the dog, blinded by hair dye, set to have eye removed – Manitoba – CBC News

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