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* 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

* How a homeless blind dog named Benji transformed a Catholic aged care home

Source: How a homeless blind dog named Benji transformed a Catholic aged care home
June 14, 2015


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"I used to be quite depressed but now Benji is here, I am so happy.": Jean Bostwick. Photo: Brendon Thorne

“I used to be quite depressed but now Benji is here, I am so happy.”: Jean Bostwick. Photo: Brendon Thorne

When Lisa Spencer was advised by the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home that the animal she was about to adopt was blind and missing all of his teeth, she reassured the shelter he was heading to a place where he would “fit right in”.

Three weeks ago, Benji became the 41st live-in resident at the St James Villa aged care facility, at Matraville, in Sydney’s south. At nine years of age – or 63 if you’re counting in dog years – he is by far the youngest member of his new family. And the most popular. Continue reading

* Rescue dog Scout is pipped for top spot at RSPCA’s Ruffs – Hinckley Times

Source: hinckleytimes.net

07:00, 24 March 2015
By Karen Hambridge

Lurcher Scout got through to the final of the online Facebook contest as winner of the ‘perfectly imperfect’ category

Scout

Scout

A blind rescue dog from Hinckley has been pipped at the post for the title of the RSPCA’s national Ruffs champion in the second year of the Crufts alternative competition. Continue reading

* Blind Dog Still Adoptable; Police Unlikely to Find Its Abuser | New Times Broward-Palm Beach

Source: browardpalmbeach.com

BY PATTI ROTH
TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015

Blind Dog Still Adoptable; Police Unlikely to Find Its AbuserAfter being rescued March 10 from a vacant building, her eyes so infected they needed to be removed, Frances the dog is showing off a vibrant and affectionate personality. Continue reading

* Blind dog rescued from icy waters of Hampstead Heath ponds – News – Hampstead Highgate Express

Source: www.hamhigh.co.uk/

12:54   28 January 2015
Emma Youle

Waist-deep in water, a lifeguard pulls the terrified dog from the Model Boating Pond on Hampstead Heath. Picture: Ron Vester

Waist-deep in water, a lifeguard pulls the terrified dog from the Model Boating Pond on Hampstead Heath. Picture: Ron Vester

 

A 15-year-old blind dog was pulled to safety after falling into the icy waters of Hampstead Heath ponds. Continue reading

* Blind Dog’s Owners Didn’t Think He Was Worth $20; Finds New Loving home – Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Source: myfoxla.com  |  KTTV Los Angeles

Posted: Oct 13, 2014 10:54 PM GDT
Updated: Oct 13, 2014 10:56 PM GDT

Posted by: Kelly Taylor, Digital Producer |  CONNECT

Jake the blind Chihuahua has found a loving new home

Photo: YouTube/The Pet Collective Cares

 Los Angeles, CA – Jake, a blind dog found wandering the streets of Los Angeles, was recently featured as TheAnimalRescueSite.com‘s “dog of the day.”

He was taken to a shelter where his original owners found him, but “opted not to pay the minimal fee of $20” to bring him home. According to the website, they decided he “wasn’t worth it.”

However, others saw Jake’s charm — including his new owner Heidi.

In a video posted to the site, Heidi says she immediately loved the pup but already had multiple pooches at home. She kept going back to visit him at the shelter over the next three weeks, and ended up finally adopting him.

Based on the heartwarming video of his rescue, it looks like he’s adjusted just fine!

(H/T thepetcollective.tv)

via Blind Dog’s Owners Didn’t Think He Was Worth $20; Finds New Lovi – Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV.

* Injured dog rescued from Pennsylvania ravine, reunited with owner | www.wpxi.com

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Updated: 3:17 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Posted: 3:12 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lost deaf, blind dog rescued from ravine, has touching reunion with owner


EAST BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Two Pennsylvania police officers are being credited with rescuing a missing and injured dog in Washington County.

Neighbors told WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh that they called police Monday morning after hearing painful barking coming from a ravine.

“It sounded like he was dying. The barks kept getting weaker,” said C.C. Edwards, who called 911. Continue reading

* Falmouth Firefighters Rescue Blind Dog from Nyes Pond – Firehouse.com News

Source: www.firehouse.com/news
BY: MARY ANN BRAGG
CAPE COD TIMES, HYANNIS, MASS.
CREATED: FEBRUARY 22, 2014

Falmouth crews found the dog out on the ice, brought it to shore and returned it to its owners.

Feb. 22–FALMOUTH — Firefighters returned an elderly dog to its owner late Friday after it was found wandering on the ice at Nyes Pond, according to a fire official.

The owner, who lives on Lantern Lane, off Main Street, reported just after 11 p.m. that the dog had gone through the ice, Fire Acting Deputy Chief Timothy Smith said.

Firefighters donned ice suits and searched the pond but ultimately found the dog walking on the ice, and they brought it back to shore, Smith said.

The dog, which is both deaf and blind, was returned to its owner, he said.

The call took about 20 minutes. “The owner was very grateful,” Smith said.Copyright 2014 – Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass.

via Falmouth Firefighters Rescue Blind Dog from Nyes Pond – Firehouse.