Here at Leave No Paws Behind, our main focus is rescuing senior animals in local shelters with medical issues. As such, we see many animals with eye and sight related issues. Glaucoma, cataracts, and progressive retinal atrophy are fairly common eye issues that appear in dogs. These can cause pain, may lead to blindness, and can require surgery. We have rescued several animals that are blind or have had to have surgery to remove either one or both eyes that are living with our amazing fosters. We wanted to share some helpful tips and show you just how amazing these animals can be. Animals are extremely resilient and resourceful, and often, these animals have no idea there is anything wrong with them at all.
We have been given the great privilege of caring for a very special dog here at Leave No Paws Behind this summer. He has worked his way into our hearts and those of our followers. His name is Rambo, and he is getting ready to go into a long term forever foster home soon.
We have been extremely busy here at Leave No Paws Behind these past few weeks. Hurricane Harvey hit Texas at the end of August and immediately, the images and video of flooding, destruction, rescue efforts, and yes, lost, displaced, and rescued pets started to come in. We knew we needed to help in any way we could.
We put our heads together to try and come up with a plan. Do we fly to Texas? Do we try to arrange a truck to bring animals to us? Do we ask someone to put a dog on a plane? We have never done anything like this before. Getting in to a hurricane affected area and trying to do something on the ground seemed counter productive. Would we be taking up resources that could be better utilized elsewhere? Would we be able to get to animals in need? We didn't want to jeopardize the amazing work that was already being done on the ground.