Buster was left at a shelter by his owners who no longer wanted him. He is blind and needs medication because of a head injury (abuse?). I have two semi-blind dogs and would love to add him to our family.
I was on Facebook yesterday and came upon the sweetest face and the saddest story. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203254253910595&set=o.222023457598&type=1&theater
“SPECIAL FAMILY NEEDED FOR SPECIAL NEEDS DOG! My name is Buster and I’m a 6 year old Poodle Mix. I came to the shelter with severe head trauma and my owners didn’t want me anymore. The awesome technicians here at the shelter have worked with me day and night. They believe that I may have been abused by my owners but I’m unable to confirm that for them…. I love to snuggle and I’m housebroken, good with kids, dogs and cats. Unfortunately, my “accident” caused me to go blind and I do occasionally have seizures. However, my caregivers have me on a low dose of Phenobarbital and Thyroid medication. When that special family comes around, these medications can be purchased here for “cost”. PLEASE come take a look at me. Just go slow until I hear your voice. I’m not a fan of being picked up right away.. kinda scares me cuz’ I don’t see you coming! Cage #N68 (A127894)”
I have two dogs who are both semi-blind so I have experience and a special place in my heart for dogs with this disability. I would love to take Buster home and welcome him into our family and give him the love he deserves. BUT…big but…having another dog would overextend me financially being that I live on Social Security Disability myself. I can’t afford to buy more dog food than I do already. Plus, Buster needs meds and possible medical care because of his injuries. I also have property taxes on my home which I struggle to pay to keep our home intact. I’m hoping people who have a heart for animals will help this boy (and me) out.
The amount of $2000 is a low estimate of an amount I will need to keep in reserve from which to fund Buster’s care.
I know so many of you have a heart for animals, especially ones that have been abused and/or abandoned but, for whatever reason, cannot provide a home and care for one of these sweet animals. You CAN help one of those in need by giving to enable another to open her home and her heart just as you’d like to. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your love and generosity!
Risks and challenges
Buster may require more care than it seems right now as time goes on. I’m no longer able to work so I’m home all the time to be here for him. I have experience with dogs who have limited sight and have seen how wonderfully they adapt and learn their environment.