Heartless owners failed to treat their dog’s eye infection and it resulted in the dog having his eyes surgically removed. After the dog became blind, his family dumped him at the pound. This decidedly sad story is that of a three-year-old dog whose name is Louis. As reported by MSN News, the dog was taken in last month by the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
The animal welfare organization recounted the hardships that Louis has survived, writing:
When this 3-year-old sweetheart developed an eye infection, his owners didn’t seek treatment until it was too late and both eyes had to be removed. Soon after, the now-blind dog was struck by a car and broke his leg. Once again, Louis didn’t receive the care he needed, and his leg healed improperly.
Describing how Louis lost his home and came to be in the shelter’s care:
Unwilling to care for a blind and injured dog, his owners surrendered Louis to a Calexico area shelter, where he luckily received urgent surgery to repair his leg. Shelter staff knew Louis deserved the perfect forever home and turned to Helen Woodward Animal Center to help find it.
Louis was shy and uncertain when he first arrived at the shelter, but he is blossoming at his foster home. The shelter hopes to find Louis a new family who works from home, and lives in a one-story house. He will officially be available for adoption on January 13. If you are interested in learning more about Louis you can call the shelter at call 858-756-4117. If you are interested in giving him a new home, you can fill out an application here.
(Screenshot via Facebook and MSN)
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