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….]
A blind dog and his owner have raised almost £6,500 for charity after embarking on a 190-mile walk.
Basil, a 15-year-old fox terrier and Michael Carter, of Farm Lane, Camber, walked from the cliffs of St Bees on the Irish Sea to the fishing village of Robin Hoods Bay on the North Sea, in support of Dogs Trust.
Basil has a paddle in a shallow ford
Basil had both eyes removed after developing glaucoma and spent part of the journey being carried in a customised rucksack.
Michael said: “I was so moved by people’s generosity and support throughout the walk and astonished at how many people became emotionally attached to Basil. One super fan, Helen Jamieson, had followed Basil every day. She had recently lost her own beloved Westie, Ollie and was struggling to come to terms with his loss. Helen said she found great comfort in Basil’s unfolding story. Helen came up to Robin Hood’s Bay to welcome us back and it was a very special moment for both of us.
“We finished the walk in the 16 days I had planned. Though this is a little longer than is usual it gave Basil plenty of time to walk, sniff around or just sit and rest.
“I made sure I didn’t think of the walk as being about reaching the end but about the day we were in. It was important for me to experience the highs and lows and enjoy the moment.
Noah, a blind bichon poodle mix from Mineral Point, was a semi-finalist in the American Human Association Hero Dog Awards.
While Mineral Point resident Lisa Edge’s dog, Noah, didn’t make it to the finals for a national competition, it hasn’t stopped the pair from spreading their anti-bullying message.
Noah, a blind bichon poodle mix with deformed hind legs, was a semifinalist in the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards, a national competition that acknowledges the achievements of dogs and their owners.
Voting for the competition closed July 22 and Edge heard back from organizers via email at the beginning of July that Noah didn’t make it to the final round.
“Of course we were disappointed,” Edge said. “However, the way I look at it, I wasn’t even expecting him to make it to this point being that he’s only a year and a half.”
Noah, who often scoots around via a customized wheelchair, competed in the “emerging hero” category, and was one of 24 semifinalists across eight categories. Other categories included rescue and therapy dogs.
Edge said she plans to enter Noah into the competition again next year.
The two visit schools and nursing homes across southern Wisconsin to educate about accepting differences and bullying. [Read the full article….]
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.
Jaxx…he is an older boy, a black dog likely to suffer from the dreaded “black dog syndrome,” and he has cataracts. Is there anyone who will see this senior dog’s worth and find it in their heart to offer him a loving home?
The Facebook page, Focus on Furever, uploaded several beautiful photos of Jaxx on Friday, along with a few words about this homeless dog. Jaxx’s description reads, “I have cataracts and some eye boogies that make it difficult to see but I can still get around pretty good for an old guy. I’m very sweet and well behaved, I like to chill and get loved on! I will make any family happy and can’t wait to go home with someone.”
The review date for Jaxx has already come and gone. Though the review date does not mean “euthanasia date,” it does mean that Jaxx is in jeopardy if he is not rescued soon. The Corpus Christi Animal Services facility does put dogs down for space constraints.
Please help Jaxx find a loving family by taking a moment to share his adoption information.
Location: Corpus Christi Animal Care Services (CCACS), 2626 Holly Road, Corpus Christi, Texas, (361) 826-4606, 4601 or 4630, email@example.com
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A lovely, inspirational story to brighten your Friday…..
This little Fox Terrier has a number of serious issues, any one of which would cause many owners to give up on him – he’s blind in both eyes, deaf and has severe dental disease. Despite all this, Chloe DeGrate decided to keep Reily and give him the loving home he so desperately needed.
The Craig’s List ad simply read: “7-year-old dog that needs a new home and love.” Chloe DeGrate, 28, was in search of a little Terrier to call her own for several months; having rescued three terriers in the past nine years, she longed for the loving companionship they provide. Upon seeing the Craig’s List ad, she responded immediately, and within two days the tiny dog, shivering and wrapped in a blanket, was delivered into her arms. The tiny, neglected Toy Fox Terrier, after bouncing from home to home, has finally found the forever home, love and care he waited for all of his life.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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
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.
When Splinter got sick, he was exiled to the pantry.
His owner thought it might have been mange and didn’t want him infecting the other animals.
So he spent his days and nights in total isolation, while the sickness claimed his fur, his vision and, very nearly, his hope.
(c) MARLEY’S MUTTS
But one day, the pantry door opened. The owner had been reported for animal hoarding. Authorities took Splinter to a shelter in Shafter, California.
(c) MARLEY’S MUTTS
Doctors found a six-pound tumour attached to his spleen.
It was Cushing’s Disease, an ailment that causes hair loss, skin infection and a unique potbellied appearance. Not to mention the extreme discomfort of having a football-sized tumor pressing up against the internal organs.