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* 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

* 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

* Blind springer spaniel, Delphine, travels to Newmarket for specialist eye surgery after a fund raised more than £3,600 to help her

Source: kentonline.co.uk/

by Angela Cole  acole@thekmgroup.co.uk
22 July 2015


Delphine is taken to the specialist vets for her treatment. Picture: RSPCA Leybourne

Delphine is taken to the specialist vets for her treatment. Picture: RSPCA Leybourne

A blind dog, found abandoned in Maidstone, has travelled to a specialist vets for surgery on her sight after a fund raised thousands for her. [Read the full article….]

Source: Blind springer spaniel, Delphine, travels to Newmarket for specialist eye surgery after a fund raised more than £3,600 to help her

* Blind and abandoned dog to regain sight | Meridian – ITV News

Update on beautiful Delphine, the blind Springer Spaniel who was found tied to a pallet of bricks in Maidstone, Kent – An appeal for donations to pay for the surgery she needs to restore her sight


Source: Blind and abandoned dog to regain sight | Meridian – ITV News

A blind dog found abandoned and tied to a pallet of bricks is to regain her sight.

Delphine had cataracts in both her eyes Photo: RSPCA

Delphine had cataracts in both her eyes
Photo: RSPCA

Delphine, a springer spaniel, was found alone in Maidstone in May. She was rescued and taken to RSPCA Leybourne animal centre in Kent. Continue reading

* Blind Delphine the dog, who was rescued after being abandoned in Maidstone without food and water, is on the mend three weeks later

Source: kentonline.co.uk

04 June 2015
by Angela Cole  acole@thekmgroup.co.uk


She was abandoned without food, water or shelter, but Delphine the dog has a smile back on her face.

RSPCA inspector Tina Nash rescued the blind black and white springer spaniel after she was found tied to a pallet of bricks in Hayle Place on Tuesday, May 12.

She was taken to the RSPCA centre in Leybourne, where staff found she had cataracts in both eyes, leaving her almost totally blind, and had ear infections.

A happy Delphine with Simon McArdle at the Leybourne RSPCA centre. Picture: RSPCA

A happy Delphine at the Leybourne RSPCA centre. Picture: RSPCA

But three weeks later, she has a smile back on her face and is in a stable condition, receiving lots of TLC and veterinary attention.

“When she first came into our care she was very nervous, very quiet. It’s a very daunting experience for any dog but especially a blind dog,” said animal care assistant Simon McArdle.

“The first couple of days we had her we had to carry her around, but we’ve been building her confidence slowly, giving her lots of gentle strokes and talking to her constantly so she becomes familiar with our voices. It’s all about taking it at her pace. She’s doing better and better each day,” he added.

Now she is on the mend, she’s started to come out of her shell and is a sweet, affectionate dog, who really loves people.

The RSPCA has paid for extensive veterinary care for her and arranged for her to see a specialist veterinary eye surgeon, in the hope that her sight can be restored.

“The thought of her having her sight back, it would help fully bring her personality out. It would be amazing to see where she has come from to where she could potentially be,” said Simon.

The RSPCA rescued almost 9,000 dogs last year, according to new figures launched to mark the start of the 20th RSPCA Week, which runs until Sunday.

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