On that December evening, the girl first heard howling, then barking, turning into a squeal. She immediately ran out into the street, where she saw a pack of stray dogs that had driven a chow chow into her front garden. They surrounded the poor dog and tried to attack him from different sides. After the girl shouted, the flock scattered in different directions. And chow chow did not move from his place and remained sitting in the snow, pressed into the corner of the house. The girl approached the frightened dog, called him affectionately. And he stretched, sniffed the savior and followed her into her house.
The girl carefully examined the furry animal and realized that he needed help. That’s why she asked us to send the dog to the veterinary clinic and pay for the appointment.
The pet looked like a soft red cloud, but the situation with his fur was sad. No one has taken proper care of his fur coat for a long time. And the doggie had already forgotten what combing and affectionate scratching behind the ear was, since large tangles of wool were all over his nape. They hurt fuzzy.
For several hours, groomers pored over the poor dog, combed, cut, shaved, but at the same time they tried to preserve the dog’s fur coat as much as possible, because there were severe frosts outside.
After all the care procedures, fluffy was examined by a veterinarian and it turned out that he was a young castrated baby and completely blind.
Just imagine, a completely blind dog wandered the streets. He was helpless and too trusting, yet he couldn’t see anything. But he was still able to survive.
After the appointment with the ophthalmologist, everything became clear to us. One of chow chow’s eyes had been blind for a long time, and the other was closed by the third eyelid.
Within two hours, the doctor performed eye surgery. One had to be removed so that he would no longer bother the dog, and the second had a very complicated surgery for plastic surgery and eyelid correction.
At this time, the girl put up ads all over the area where the dog was found. And then we learned that he was often seen with an elderly woman who had died more than a month ago.
That is, the poor dog, after losing his owner, wandered the streets for many days, maybe looking for her among random passers-by who met on his way. He snuggled up to their feet, sniffed their hands, but there was no native smell anywhere. And so the dog went on, not seeing anything. Around him, only darkness accompanied him.
Now the baby is being overexposed by an experienced volunteer. Treatment continues. When he fully recovers, then we will look for a new home for him.