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* Blind Dog Who Cried Alone In His Kennel Gets The New Start He Always Dreamed Of

Source: Blind Dog Who Cried Alone In His Kennel Gets The New Start He Always Dreamed Of

by Polly Mackintosh


When Jinx the 5-year-old Pit Bull mix dog arrived at the Animal Care Center of New York City (ACC), he was very scared and fearful.

Aside from the usual shock brought on by a new environment, Jinx was facing another difficulty: ever since he was born, he has been blind. This makes everything so much harder for the gorgeous dog.

So it was never going to be easy for him when his family dropped him off at the center, saying simply “He”s an amazing dog”. According to them, it was just that Jinx didn’t get along well with their other dogs. [Read the full article….]


Source: Blind Dog Who Cried Alone In His Kennel Gets The New Start He Always Dreamed Of

* Selfless Joyce wades in to help blind and deaf dog – News – Hunts Post

Source: Selfless Joyce wades in to help blind and deaf dog – News – Hunts Post

Joyce Ward, 63, noticed a man waist-deep in the river, trying to rescue his Labrador. She quickly stripped to her underwear and waded into the water herself .


A quick-thinking member of the Old Nene Golf Club in Ramsey has been praised for saving the life of a deaf and blind dog, after it almost drowned at the course last week.

Joyce Ward, 63, was playing a round with Roger Ferra on July 19, when the pair noticed a man waist-deep in the river, trying to rescue his Labrador.

“We were approaching the bridge over the Old Nene and I noticed there was a boxer dog sat on the river bank and we thought someone had abandoned it,” Mr Ferra told The Hunts Post.

“We then noticed a man up to his waist in the water shouting to his dog on the other side of the river, and it was struggling to get out.

“The dog was swimming round and round, and you could see it was getting weaker and was going under the water then getting back up. You could see it was on its last legs.”

Although the pair tried shouting too, Joyce knew it wasn’t enough, and quickly stripped to her underwear before wading into the water herself.

“I just thought I can’t stand here and watch the dog drown,” she said.

“That was all I was bothered about – that the dog was OK.” [Read the full article….]

Source: Selfless Joyce wades in to help blind and deaf dog – News – Hunts Post

* Video: Formerly blind dog joyfully greets owners after surgery to restore his sight – KTTN/KGOZ Radio

I challenge you to watch this video (below) without a soppy smile on your face, or tears in your eyes
…..most probably BOTH!


Source: Video: Formerly blind dog joyfully greets owners after surgery to restore his sight – KTTN/KGOZ Radio

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WASHINGTON (UPI) — A dog stricken blind by diabetes underwent surgery and was filmed reuniting with his owners and seeing their faces for the first time in months. Benjamin May said Duffy the 8-year-old Irish terrier went blind after contracting diabetes, but the canine was eligible for surgery to restore his sight after medication brought diabetes under control.

“He’s a rescue dog and he’s had a lot of struggles with his health,” May said.

May posted a video showing Duffy reuniting with May’s parents and sister after his surgery and reacting with extreme joy at seeing their faces for the first time in months.


Source: Video: Formerly blind dog joyfully greets owners after surgery to restore his sight – KTTN/KGOZ Radio

* Cambridgeshire police dog’s career saved by cataract operation – BBC News

Source: Cambridgeshire police dog’s career saved by cataract operation – BBC News

15 January 2016


Police dog Ozzy sniffs out contraband drugs, weapons and cash

 

A police dog’s career has been saved after his bosses agreed to pay more than £3,000 for a cataract operation.

Ozzy’s problems came to light when handler PC Paul Huggett noticed a “blue tinge” in his eyes.

Cataracts were diagnosed by a vet but police decided to “give him a chance” and sanctioned the expensive treatment.

PC Huggett said without the operation, Ozzy would have had to retire from his job tracking down contraband drugs, weapons and cash.

The dog has now returned to work and on his first assignment found “50 rocks of crack cocaine in Peterborough”. [Read the full article…]

Handler PC Paul Huggett has had Ozzy since the dog was six months old

PC Huggett says that when Ozzy retires he will stay with his family as a pet

Source: Cambridgeshire police dog’s career saved by cataract operation – BBC News

* Sweet Blind Dog Is Always Facing The Wrong Direction | thedodo.com

By Hudson Hongo  |  11 January 2016.

Source: Sweet Blind Dog Is Always Facing The Wrong Direction  |  thedodo.com


Loss of vision doesn’t make a dog any less loving or loyal or kind. It does, however, make a dog considerably worse at looking in the right direction, as a black lab named Uncle Ebenezer recently proved.

[Read the full article….]

 

Source: Sweet Blind Dog Is Always Facing The Wrong Direction  |  thedodo.com

* 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

* Greyhound Becomes Guide Dog For His Blind Sister By Leading Her Across Busy Street – Yahoo News UK

This will make your day……


Came across this wonderful tale of two greyhound pups in Spain – I’ve said it before and I will never stop saying it: “Dogs are amazing!” ……

Source: Greyhound Becomes Guide Dog For His Blind Sister By Leading Her Across Busy Street – Yahoo News UK


Greyhound Becomes Guide Dog For His Blind Sister By Leading Her Across Busy Street

‘Deeds like this remind us once more that we humans have a lot to learn from the animals who we share this planet with’

By Anthony Pearce | Yahoo News – Tue, Nov 24, 2015

These two greyhound pups have overcome considerable odds to survive – by sticking together.  The pair were not only abandoned as newborns – left to fend for themselves – but had to contend with the fact that one of them was blind in both eyes.

But, rather than make his own way alone, the male dog decided to stick with his female companion, believed to be his sister, and teach himself how to work as a guide dog for her.

The pair, who are around five months old, were spotted slowly crossing a busy road, with the female dog resting her head on the back of the male. Continue reading

* Devoted animal lovers’ unique sanctuary for disabled dogs (From Slough Observer)

Source: Devoted animal lovers’ unique sanctuary for disabled dogs (From Slough Observer)


By Francis Batt, Reporter | Wednesday 11 November 2015 | News

DEDICATED animal lovers Matthew and Christopher Young never meant to turn their modest terraced home into a sanctuary for sick and disabled dogs.

But it happened.

Now the Slough based pair, who have been in a civil partnership for nine years, have nicknamed their terraced home the Dogs Nobody Wants Sanctuary.


Their ‘housemates’ include Chance, who lived near the railway tracks in Romania and was hit by a train.

Matthew said: “She lost both her back legs and half a front paw.

“She thinks she is royalty and travels in her own pram. She can walk on her stumps but only on soft ground at home.”


Then there is Leah, whose spine was snapped when she was hit by a car. Her paralysed rear has to be supported by a special cart or ‘dog wheelchair’ and she can only use her two front paws.

Matthew said: “She can go incredibly fast. When she takes off I cannot keep up with her. She chases rabbits and pigeons.”


Suzy is still coming to terms with disability. She was hit by a car three weeks ago and her back legs were paralysed.

She has her own wheels too.


Matthew and Christopher also care for a deaf and blind dog called Leo, for Tom who was given two months to live when he came to them but is still around, Santa who is crippled by arthritis.

Others have come and gone.

How did it happen?

The couple began by taking on two German Shepherd dogs they had heard about ‘with problems’ who needed homes. One had been regarded as too aggressive, while the other had serious digestive problems.

They they spotted a story on Facebook, put up by the charity Safe Rescue for Dogs – about a dog called Rosu who had been kept in a cage for 10 years.

It was the beginning of a relationship with the charity, which specialises in rescuing sick or injured dogs in Romania. [Read the full article]


Source: Devoted animal lovers’ unique sanctuary for disabled dogs (From Slough Observer)

* Delphine Update: Blind dog who was tied to a pallet of bricks has a new home

By Sevenoaks Chronicle  |  Posted: November 02, 2015

Blind dog who was tied up and left to die in remote country lane given a new home


Delphine has a new home!

Delphine has a new home!

A blind dog who was found tied to a pallet of bricks and left to die before being taken in by a West Malling rescue centre has found a new home.

The plight of Delphine the springer spaniel sickened animal lovers earlier this year after being dumped in a remote lane in Maidstone.

She was left with ear infections and cataracts in both eyes which left her virtually blind and taken into RSPCA Leybourne in West Malling.

Delphine did not take to life in the kennels but has apparently found her wag again after a couple, John and Anne Hopkins decided to take her home. Continue reading

* Dog left partially blind after abuse finds a new home | CTV Winnipeg News


I’m afraid this story passed me by, because it happened just after Milo passed away.

So, better late than never….
 

….Here’s some great news about Percy the dog who had dye rubbed into his eyes.


Published Thursday, August 27, 2015 7:37PM CST
Last Updated Thursday, August 27, 2015 7:38PM CST
Percy was left partially blind after suffering abuse, but now he has a new home and a new family to take care of him.

Percy was left partially blind after suffering abuse, but now he has a new home and a new family to take care of him.

Percy was just a six month old puppy when he was subject to extreme abuse.

In February, the border-collie-jack-russell cross was surrendered to Manitoba Underdogs after a previous owner had rubbed hair dye into his eyes.

The shelter said it had an overwhelming amount of prospective adopters. In the end, one of Percy’s foster families decided to make him a permanent member.

“He is a very high energy dog, who was looking for a job. I like to do scent detection and work like that with dogs and he’s a prime candidate. And also, he just really fit into the family, so why move him again,” said his new owner, Jessica Thompson.

Source: Dog left partially blind after abuse finds a new home | CTV Winnipeg News

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