Samantha was rescued on Friday from a high-kill shelter in Dekalb County, Georgia. The young dog had been blinded; her eyes were bloody, swollen and red; she had no eyelids and her pain was excruciating. Shelter workers stated had the dog been born blind, her eyes would have shriveled up. No one knows what happened, but it was a certainly Samantha needed help:
“Samantha is in serious pain; it hurts to look at the photo, so imagine the pain she is feeling inside her body,” stated Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, who stepped up to help. What happened to this innocent soul? Who would do this to sweet Samantha? How long has she been suffering in this condition? How did she end up in a high kill shelter? These are questions we have no answers for, unfortunately. We can only help Samantha right now and pick up the pieces for her and give her everything she needs. She no longer needs to suffer in silence.”
When rescued, the young Labrador retriever mix shook in fear. Transported to the organization’s partner veterinarian, Samantha underwent double enucleation surgery to relieve her of her intense pain. Surgeons said the operation went well, and although very frightened, the hospital staff is lavishing her with love and expert care. Her degree of pain has diminished, and the pressure she was feeling around her eye area continues to abate. When ready to be released from the hospital, Samantha will need a quiet home where she can recover. If anyone can offer this dog a foster home please apply here.
(Photos and video of Samantha was blinded courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.)
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