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* Young blind dog urgently needs out of kill shelter | Examiner.com

Source: Young blind dog urgently needs out of kill shelter | Examiner.com

January 18, 20167:17 AM MST


Please share to save his life   |    Rescue Me Tampa Shelter Dogs

His eyes look as if they could speak volumes, but ironically Ollie is blind and can see nothing. The shelter sent out a plea to rescues to pull Ollie. Blind dogs don’t do well in shelters. This shelter is noisy and very chaotic.


Those who visited him wrote on his page, “Spent time with Ollie today. What a LOVER!!! Took treats from us and had wiggle butt the minute he knew we were there!”


His video shows that he knows basic commands and is gentle. Even though he is blind, he pays attention and is alert to the person’s voice. He loves to be petted and enjoys treats (which he can sniff out!).

In spite of the strange surroundings, he has been sweet and friendly. He is listed as a one-and-a-half-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix. He is handsome and energetic according to staff.

The medical reports show that Ollie has a corneal injury, bilateral corneal edema and is blind. The volunteers wrote: “Our hearts go out to him as the shelter can be a scary environment especially for those who have no vision. This boy needs to find a home where he can feel safe and loved. Please help be his voice!”

Please share Ollie’s story with family and friends and social media contacts. He needs to be out of the shelter as soon as possible. There may be more information on his Facebook thread. He is ID#A30607405. Ollie is located at Hillsborough County Animal Services, 440 N. Falkenburg Road, Tampa, FL 33619. Their phone number is 813-744-5660. They are open every day from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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Source: Young blind dog urgently needs out of kill shelter | Examiner.com

* Update: Blind Dog Rescued After Being Abandoned in Park – Edhat Real News – Santa Barbara Edhat

updated: Oct 17, 2015, 1:00 PM

By the Dedicated Staff of edhat.com


A blind pit bull mix, named Poly who needed medical attention, was abandoned in a Santa Maria park until a nonprofit rescued her….


Late last month, an animal control officer in Santa Maria found a blind pit bull mix named “Poly,” alone and frightened on a park bench.

Poly where she was abandoned

Poly where she was abandoned

Poly’s owner never came forward to claim her and Santa Barbara County Animal Services made a plea for help.

“It’s now coming to the point where we need to ask for help outside our area, to find her a rescue that’s willing to take her and give her the love and attention she deserves and most importantly, a place where she gets to live out her life. She deserves to experience love, predictability, and for someone just to love her, because she really is that special,” was written on their Facebook page.


….Shortly after posting about Poly, Animal Services received responses from hundreds of people asking about her wellbeing. People wrote in from nearly all 50 states, Canada, UK and even Egypt. [Read the full article….]

Source: Blind Dog Rescued After Being Abandoned in Park – Edhat Real News – Santa Barbara Edhat

* Blind Chow Chow found badly neglected is rescued and given a new lease on life | Daily Mail Online

The Chow Chow, Harry, who is blind and missing most of his nose was taken to the Missouri-based Kansas City Pet Project’s animal shelter after he was discovered chained in a backyard last week.

Source: Blind Chow Chow found badly neglected is rescued and given a new lease on life | Daily Mail Online

* Peg the one-eyed, three-legged Wonder Dog will be star of charity show (From Malvern Gazette)

Source: Malvern Gazette: Peg the one-eyed, three-legged Wonder Dog will be star of charity show

First published Wednesday 24 June 2015 in Newsby
James Connell

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PEG: People will get a chance to meet ‘Peg the Wonder Dog’ at the show near Stourport.

A ROMANIAN street dog with three legs and one eye has continued to inspire [her] owner to help more dogs in distress and give them loving homes.

Tania Morris of Church Road, Worcester has now become a UK Manager for Angel Watch Rescue & Rehome, the charity which saved Peg, since dubbed ‘the Wonder Dog’.

We have previously reported how Peg is now a world away from the filthy and cramped public shelter in Hunedoara where she suffered from an eye and leg infection without any veterinary help.

Mrs Morris of Worcester said: “We’re continuing to save the lives of the dogs from the streets and shelters of Romania.

“Peg is very much still an ambassador for rescue dogs and due to her appearance has raised a lot of questions and awareness for tripawds, blind dogs and rescues.

“In fact she gets more ‘good mornings’ than I do. She is happy, healthy and going from strength to strength.”

A charity dog show is to take place on Saturday, July 18 which help cover the cost of the charity’s vet bills, foster care for the dogs and food until a new home can be found.

The fundraiser is being held at The Shed Food & Drink, near Stourport on Severn with registration for the show opening at 11am and the first class starting at noon.

The show will also include craft stalls, a barbecue, licensed bar and restaurant, tombola and plenty of parking.

Mrs Morris said: “We currently have 56 dogs in for rehoming at present and several of these have undergone life saving treatment.

“The ‘Angels’ of Angel Watch will be attending the show and we will have a couple of our rescued dogs making a guest appearance (including Peg the Wonder Dog).

“We will also have details of dogs for adoption and can answer any questions that potential adopters might have if they are considering adopting a dog from overseas. We can also advise on fostering a dog or sponsorship.”

The fundraiser has been sponsored by Ambleside Vet Centre and Marlin Rosettes.

The vets will also be judging the show as well as being vets on call for the day.

Source: Peg the one-eyed, three-legged Wonder Dog will be star of charity show (From Malvern Gazette)

* Trumbull Middle Schooler Selling Snickers to Help Snickers the Dog | Trumbull, CT Patch

Source: patch.com

By RICH SCINTO (Patch Staff)
March 26, 2015


Snickers is virtually blind and needs cataract surgery. Madison Middle School student Allison Targowski is helping raise money.

Trumbull Middle Schooler Selling Snickers to Help Snickers the DogA Madison Middle School student is selling Snickers candy bars to help Snickers the dog get much-needed cataract surgery. Continue reading