Category Archives: Appeals for help

* Blind senior dog and bonded best friend dumped at pound, need out now | Examiner.com


Source: Blind senior dog and bonded best friend dumped at pound, need out now | Examiner.com

May 17, 201612:02 PM MST


Cheerio and Fubu, bonded pair dumped at PACC shelter, need out now. [Team Up For Tucson]


Dumped at the Pima County Animal Care Center (“PACC”) in Tucson, innocent victims of their humans’ divorce, two bonded older dogs, are struggling at the shelter. Cheerio, is blind, and he and Fubu, his sighted best friend, rely completely on each other for support. But sadly, because of the stress of being in the county shelter, the dogs have been separated for safety concerns, as indicated by a note on one of their kennels. These two pups have been in the shelter since April 10, 2016 and it is wearing on them.


Team Up For Tucson


Volunteers at the shelter and local animal welfare community are very concerned that while Cheerio is literally blind to what’s going on around him, Fubu is very anxious for both of them, and has been but on anti-stress meds to try and alleviate the poor dog’s distress. Both dogs are technically seniors – Cheerio is 8, and Fubu is 7 – and the odds of them being adopted at all, much less together, are somewhat daunting, but championing their cause is animal welfare group, Team Up for Tucson (“TUFT”), who are working hard to get the dogs adopted together – putting together videos and pleas for these pups.

They have also been taking both Fubu and Cheerio, out of the shelter and working on their training at canine recreation center and gym, A Loyal Companion (“ALC”), to help prepare them together for, hopefully, a future new and loving home.

In addition, they are both sponsored for one month of training at ALC, and have $250 veterinary credit each, for their future family’s use. The dogs are playful, friendly, sweet, and share everything – toys, food, treats, and kisses – and being blind does not hold Cheerio back from being an amazing, loving dog.


“Fubu is such a loving guide dog to Cheerio, it’s pretty incredible what they have worked out together…These two guys are so special, please consider giving them a forever home and enjoy what you have done for them.” ~Steve Oliver, volunteer


These boys need a loving home sooner rather than later – let’s make sure they are never, ever separated from each other again and will live out the rest of their days happily together. If you are able to adopt, foster, or are a rescue willing to take them in, please immediately contact: Team Up for Tucson at 520-303-2167 or info@teamupfortucson.com.


“I feel so bad that NONE of these photos capture how amazing these two dogs are around people. To say they are truly sweet, special, unique and amazing would be the understatement of the year!” ~TUFT volunteer, Michele Ochoaski


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Source: Blind senior dog and bonded best friend dumped at pound, need out now | Examiner.com


* Rescue Me: The babe and the old blind man


Source: Rescue Me: The babe and the old blind man  |  vancitybuzz.com


Joe went from one eye to no eyes to needing dental surgery, but none of this deterred Lauren Truscott. In fact, it motivated her to adopt another rescue.

When Joe came to B.C. from a high-kill shelter he already had three strikes against him: One of his eyes was removed because of Glaucoma, the other one was blind and he was a scruffy senior. In short, this is the kind of dog that gets left at the shelter.

But despite all of this, Lauren Truscott fell in love at first sight, no pun intended.

Nine-year-old Joe now has no eyes at all – his other eye was recently removed because of painful Glaucoma – but now he’s facing another hurdle: he needs dental surgery, and Lauren is fundraising to come up with the cash.

[Read the full article….]

Source: Rescue Me: The babe and the old blind man

* Devastated St Ives dog owners searching for their lost blind “gentle giant” | The Cornishman

Source: Devastated St Ives dog owners searching for their lost blind “gentle giant” | The Cornishm

By CMKirsteSmith  |  Posted: March 24, 2016


Bryn who is missing in the St Ives area

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Dog owners in St Ives are desperately searching for their blind dog that went missing last night.

Bryn, who is a Mastiff cross, went missing at around midnight last night after he jumped the fence at his home in Amalveor, just outside St Ives, after smelling the scent of a badger.

Jenny Nankervis, who is Bryn’s owner and Della Johnson, who used to be Bryn’s foster mum, are appealing for help to try and track down. Continue reading

* Young blind dog urgently needs out of kill shelter | Examiner.com

Source: Young blind dog urgently needs out of kill shelter | Examiner.com

January 18, 20167:17 AM MST


Please share to save his life   |    Rescue Me Tampa Shelter Dogs

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.

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Source: Young blind dog urgently needs out of kill shelter | Examiner.com

* Blind dog needs a guide dog, says Carmarthenshire rescue centre | Carmarthen Journal

Source: Blind dog needs a guide dog, says Carmarthenshire rescue centre | Carmarthen Journal

By Carmarthen Journal  |  Posted: January 16, 2016


Archibald enjoying some attention at Many Tears Rescue

A CARMARTHENSHIRE rescue centre says a blind dog in its care needs a guide dog to help him through life.

Archibald is a beautiful but totally blind labradoodle pup in the care of Many Tears Animal Rescue in Maesybont.

He was given that name because it means daring and precious, said a spokeswoman for Many Tears.

“Archibald is looking for a canine companion to be his eyes,” she said.

“Many Tears Rescue takes in many blind dogs from breeding kennels and manages with the help of specialist vets give hundreds of dogs the gift of site at the cost of £2000 per dog.

“This past year over 30 dogs that lived in a dark world can now see.”

Sadly it appears this special boy Archibald is not a candidate for this surgery, but never the less Many Tears Rescue are taking him to the specialist hoping for a miracle.

“we are hoping to find the perfect home with a seeing dog and huge amounts of comfort and love to offer this brave kind pup.”

If you can offer Archibald a fitting home, fill in the form at www.manytearsrescue.org.

Source: Blind dog needs a guide dog, says Carmarthenshire rescue centre | Carmarthen Journal

* UPDATE: Blind dog reunited with little girl after letter to Santa | Calendar – ITV News


Source: Blind dog reunited with little girl after letter to Santa | Calendar – ITV News

8 December 2015 at 10:27am

Dolly has been reunited with her family Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Dolly has been reunited with her family Credit: West Yorkshire Police

A schoolgirl who wrote a letter to Santa asking him to bring her dog home has been reunited with her blind pooch.

Isla Kerr, seven, penned the note after telling her mum “Santa can do anything” when three-year-old Dolly the Boston terrier disappeared.

Dolly, who is blind and requires daily medication, was last seen on Wednesday evening when she was tied up outside a shop close to their home in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire.

Dolly is now back home with Isla Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Dolly is now back home with Isla Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Isla’s appeal was answered on Monday evening when mum Vanessa Meskimmon, 32, received a call from a man who had spotted Dolly alone at the local park.

Careworker Vanessa stayed on the phone while she directed the man – who had seen the appeal to locate Dolly – in his car to their home, where husband, Darren Kerr, 33, went to the car and confirmed it was their dog.

“Isla was absolutely delighted, and so was Dolly. Dolly was so excited, she was wriggling and jumping up and licking our faces, she was so happy…. [Read the full article]

Source: Blind dog reunited with little girl after letter to Santa | Calendar – ITV News

* URGENT: Appeal to find blind dog who may have been stolen – Halifax Courier


Source: Appeal to find blind dog who may have been stolen – Halifax Courier

08:29  Friday 04 December 2015

Owners of a blind dog are appealing for help to find their pet which may have been stolen.

Dolly, a Boston Terrier, was last seen at an address in Albert Road in Sowerby Bridge on Wednesday December 2. The three-year-old needs medication for her condition.

A Facebook group called ‘Get Dolly Home’ has been created. Anyone with information is asked to get in contact with the group.

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Source: Appeal to find blind dog who may have been stolen – Halifax Courier

* Meet Britain’s ‘most unwanted dog’ who can’t find a home because he suffers from diabetes – Mirror Online

This little one looks so like Milo.
I’d love to give him a home but I live too far away…..
I hope someone will give him a home soon…


Source: Meet Britain’s ‘most unwanted dog’ who can’t find a home because he suffers from diabetes – Mirror Online

RACHEL MCDERMOTT

Lovable Benji has been without a home for seven years and has been repeatedly turned down by families

Meet Britain’s most unwanted dog – the Patterdale Terrier who can’t find a home because he has diabetes.

Lovable Benji, ten, has been without a home for seven years and has been repeatedly turned down by families because he needs an insulin injection every 12 hours.

But staff at the Easterleigh Animal Sanctuary where he’s been since 2008 believe the adorable pooch deserves a happy home to enjoy his old age.

Mandy Leigh, chairwoman for the charity in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire said: “He’s such an adorable little scruff.

“He loves attention and sits at the front of the sanctuary and says hello to everyone who comes in.

“But when people find out he’s diabetic they just don’t want to know.

“I just don’t want him to pass away without ever having a real family.” ….[Read the full article]

Source: Meet Britain’s ‘most unwanted dog’ who can’t find a home because he suffers from diabetes – Mirror Online

* Blind dog who needs medicine is lost in Atlanta. Can you help? | Atlanta Buzz with Jennifer Brett

Source: Blind dog who needs medicine is lost in Atlanta. Can you help? | Atlanta Buzz with Jennifer Brett

November 23, 2015 | Filed in: Gwinnett County, Local News, Neighborhoods.

Blind dog who needs medicine is lost in Atlanta. Can you help?

Angels Among Us Pet Rescue is frantically trying to locate one of their four-legged friends.

A blind, 6-year-old Shih Tzu with pink collar and tags got away from his foster home today, in the area of Buford Highway and Jimmy Carter Boulevard. He’s very skittish so don’t chase him if you spot him. Call 678-792-8774.

Source: Blind dog who needs medicine is lost in Atlanta. Can you help? | Atlanta Buzz with Jennifer Brett

* RSPCA make emotional plea to find a new home for 10-year-old dog (From York Press)

Source: RSPCA make emotional plea to find a new home for 10-year-old dog (From York Press)York Press: Photograph of the Author

TIME is running out for a “perfect dog” who needs to find a stable home.

Sam is a ten-year-old collie cross who was brought to the RSPCA in York last month, but has spent much of his stay travelling to the vets due to a serious illness.

Valerie Hurst is one of the RSPCA carers, and said Sam was “an adorable dog”, but had diabetes which was likely to be triggered or exacerbated by stress, such as the environment of the RSPCA centre.

Valerie said: “He arrived with us in October after his owner died, and he was completely lost when he was first brought in. He’s spent most of his time at the vets because of his diabetes.

“He can’t be stabilised at all at the RSPCA centre. He’s been to the vets, and we have tried every possible thing, but according to the vet the the only hope he’s got is to be in a home environment.” Continue reading