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 email@example.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
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.
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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.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — The past year was a good one for the Austin Animal Center. They reported saving approximately 95 percent of the nearly 18,000 animals that ended up in their facility during 2015. That is a lot of lives saved, but one in particular came against high odds.
Blackie had lived his whole life outdoors
Just a couple of weeks before Christmas, the owners of a 14-year-old blind dog with health problems came to the intake facility to surrender their pet. “Blackie” faced a long road and vets thought the most humane thing to do was possibly euthanasia.
“He had not had the greatest of lives,” said AAC volunteer Brunie Drumond. “They felt like the dog must be suffering and would not make it past a week.”
Blackie had lived his whole life outdoors according to the owners when he was surrendered. After so many years of hardship, Drumond wanted to foster the dog. The idea was to give Blackie a place to pass away rather than a cold, steel cage.
“My goal was to take him home and let him live out his last few days in a home instead of a stressful shelter,” she said.
But with a warm place to sleep, new cat and dog friends at Drumond’s home and plenty of love and attention, Blackie is in no hurry to leave. What was expected to be just a few days is now over a month and Blackie’s last days may turn out to be his best.
“He really has been doing better,” said Drumond. “He goes on walks every day. More than anything, he likes relaxing in the room with us. He likes being part of things.”
It is quite the turnaround for a dog which was very close to euthanasia, but Drumond said being surrendered by his owners is possibly the best thing that could have happened for Blackie. And although she knows the inevitable will one day happen, she said giving Blackie extra time and the life he had been missing is all well worth it.
“I would rather have heartbreak about something I care about and matters to me.”
Update: Blackie died on Saturday, Jan. 30. “I’m deeply grateful that I was able to share the last 6 weeks with Blackie,” said his foster parent Drummond in a Facebook post. ” I’m also so very grateful to every person that has been supportive of me and to those who shared his story.”
Navi Mumbai: Nerul-based cobbler, Manoj Purbhe (46), is a local star because of his selfless love for stray animals. One of his current wards is a stray dog called Moti, who went blind in both his eyes after a cruel acid attack by unidentified persons in 2012.
“Moti used to be a very happy, lovable dog. He used to wag his tail when pedestrians passed by but would also bark at alcoholics or druggies hanging around in dark nooks especially in the evening. That night in 2012, I got to know that someone had thrown acid or some strong chemical at Moti and he was howling in pain, bleeding from both his eyes,” recalled Purbhe, a resident of Karave village.
He immediately rushed Moti to the animal sterilization centre at Turbhe, where the vets told him that both the eyes of the stray were beyond repair because of the acid attack.
“I felt a sick, empty feeling of anger and helplessness inside me to see that happy dog become blind. He has stayed with me at my place of work on the pavement since then,” said Purbhe.
Along with Moti, the cobbler also feeds and nurtures a few more stray dogs and a cat.”
Manoj has become so famous as an animal carer, that his story [w]ent viral on social media. Many were touched by the way he continues to help the blind dog and other animals. Recently, a group of NRIs stopped by at his pavement shop and offered to donate a monthly stipend to him so that he can continue to feed and take care of all the animals, including Moti,” said animal activist Arati Chauhan of Navi Mumbai Animal Protection Cell (NMAPC).
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.
Downey, CA: The saddest video in the world was published on Facebook the other day.
This little one had no hope, but one volunteer refused to give up.
MacKenzie’s Freedom Ride (Frosted Faces)
Downey, CA: The saddest video in the world was published on Facebook the other day. A 12 year old senior Shiba Inu mix was relinquished at the very high kill Downey Shelter in Calfornia.
MacKenzie’s miracle (Frosted Faces)
MacKenzie was just moments away from being euthanized, an all too common practice at Downey. Volunteer Sal Valdepena begged the shelter to give the elder dog extra time in order to seek rescue opportunity. Downey Shelter give Valdepena until Wednesday, November 18 to create a miracle.
A blind dog was rescued from a canal by Brevard County Sheriffs deputies early Wednesday morning.
Blind Bull Mastiff rescued from canal
A message came in to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), and in the early morning hours, Sergeant Jason Knepp, Deputy Lee Roth, Deputy Megan Lane and Deputy Tim Liston responded to the plea for assistance. When they arrived on the scene, they found a very distressed, 170 pound, blind Bull Mastiff, unable to get out of his predicament. Knowing there was no time to lose, and it would require the efforts of all of them, the group quickly jumped into action.
According to reports, the dog was about ten feet from shore. Deputy Roth secured a blanket around the dog and maneuvered him to the shoreline. The other deputies at the scene helped hoist the dog onto land. Authorities say the dog was returned home safely. Recent reports state that the dog was in good spirits, and is now peacefully resting at home with his owners.
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey posted his thanks to the officers on the BSCO Facebook page, saying, “As a Sheriff, I could not be more proud of our members as this is another perfect example of the great work they do to help protect our community.”
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 →