Wednesday 28 September 2016

All I want for Christmas is to see! Deaf dog at risk of going blind without surgery

Geraldine Gittens

Published 30/11/2015 | 11:06

Bob the fox terrier is being cared for by Lily's Dog Rescue. Photo: Facebook
Bob the fox terrier is being cared for by Lily's Dog Rescue. Photo: Facebook

A deaf dog is at risk of going blind if he doesn’t get urgent surgery, a rescue shelter has revealed.

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Bob the fox terrier is being cared for by Lily's Dog Rescue since last year when she was rescued from a pound by Carole Mansfield.

Carole, who runs the rescue centre, is fundraising for the Bob to have surgery in his left eye to remove a cataract. So far, around €700 has been raised, but €1700 more is needed.

“It's been a whirlwind of a two weeks and we would like to thank everyone that has contributed. We’re all very touched; you are all so very kind and generous.”

“We have raised a total of just over €700, and €489 of that went on the tests [Bob] had yesterday to confirm [he] can have [his] operation. We still need to raise €1700 before I can have my cataract removed.”

Carole said when Bob was found, he was bald on his back, and he had ear problems.

“If you can find it in your heart to donate a euro or two please go to my page and hit the donate button on the left”

While the cataract in his right eye is deemed too far gone by vets, it is hoped that his left eye can be saved.

“We have always known he had cataracts but he coped well enough and could still play with his ball and get about, but over the summer his sight had worsened. The wee man’s world is closing in on him.”

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