BLIND DOG INSPIRES OUTPOURING OF CHARITY
A passerby saw someone in a car throw a garbage bag out onto the street. Andre, a Miniature Pinscher, had been abandoned with severe injuries to his eyes from an infection. There were also signs of abuse, neglect, and symptoms of diabetes. Miraculously, Andre inspired a massive charitable movement resulting in over $17,000 of donations. Here’s the story from therepublic.com:
Ripping open the bag, he found a small, injured dog curled up inside. It was alive, but Conwright wondered how that was possible as he looked more closely.
"His eyes were closed and covered in slime," Conwright said. "He was really thin, too. I couldn’t believe he wasn’t dead."
Gently picking up the dog, Conwright carried him home, set him down on the floor and gave him food and water. He was surprised that the dog stood and was able to eat and drink.
For the next two days, Conwright cared for the little dog, but it became apparent that there was something wrong with his eyes.
"I knew he couldn’t see, because he kept bumping into stuff," Conwright said. "He needed more help than I could give him."
Andre has learned to step slowly and carefully, following nearby voices to guide him through a world he can no longer see. But despite what happened to him a few days into the new year, the dog still leans into the human touch and seems happiest when held.
Andre has since been adopted and is living in a new home. His treatment only cost $5,000 so the remaining $13,000 will be used to help other dogs. Andre is truly a survivor. Click here for the rest of the story.