* Leybourne: Blind springer spaniel Delphine, abandoned in Maidstone, needs new home

Source: kentonline.co.uk – Leybourne: Blind springer spaniel Delphine, abandoned in Maidstone, needs new home

21 August 2015
by Claire McWethy    cmcwethy@thekmgroup.co.uk

A blind dog who was tied up and left to die needs a new home after an operation to save her sight was unsuccessful.

Delphine had cataracts in both her eyes Photo: RSPCA

Delphine when she was found abandoned, tied to a pallet of bricks
Photo: RSPCA

The plight of springer spaniel Delphine, abandoned in Maidstone in May, touched the hearts of hundreds who rallied round to raise the £2,500 needed for the surgery.

But the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket could not save the dog’s vision after specialists discovered the sight loss had been caused by an underlying condition, although a cataract was removed successfully.

Christine Dooley, of Leybourne RSPCA, said: “We have taught her to respond to voice commands to help her find her way around without bumping into things and her new owners will need to carry on with that training. [Read the full article…..]


If you can help contact RSPCA Leybourne on 0300 1230751.

Source: Leybourne: Blind springer spaniel Delphine, abandoned in Maidstone, needs new home

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