BASEBALL TEAM ADOPTS BLIND PUPPY - “…all of the players and staff have taken Stevie in as one of their own, helping him not only adjust to life without eyes, but make sure he gets a fighting chance.”
Stevie, a 6-month-old puppy, was discovered wandering the streets of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He displayed signs of abuse and of having been thrown out of a car. Stevie was also blind in both eyes and was receiving treatment at the Watermelon Mountain Ranch, a no-kill animal farm. John Ely, a baseball pitcher for the Albuquerque Isotopes saw Stevie and adopted him. Stevie is now a mascot for the Isotopes. Here’s more from kob.com:
He recently adopted Stevie after meeting the puppy at Watermelon Ranch, an animal rescue in Bernalillo County. Ely had been volunteering with some of the other players when they not only met Stevie, but learned of his heartbreaking story.
Workers at Watermelon Ranch said Stevie was found wandering the streets. One of his eyes was so badly hurt it had to be removed immediately, the other was infected and had already caused blindness; it was also removed.
Fast forward to today, the eager pup is not letting anything stand in his way. His owner is Ely, but his family is the Albuquerque Isotopes. Ely said all of the players and staff have taken Stevie in as one of their own, helping him not only adjust to life without eyes, but make sure he gets a fighting chance.
Ely said Stevie has the occasional spills and sometimes runs into walls, but overall, he is making huge strides everyday.
Stevie went from a dog with little chance of survival to a dog who is now surrounded by many, many people who love him. Hopefully, Stevie will enjoy his new life as a baseball mascot. Click here for the full story, and here to learn more about the Watermelon Mountain Ranch.