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New Life for the Blind Husky That No One Wanted

New Life for the Blind Husky That No One Wanted

Written by Lori Whitney of Pennsylvania

Dante was born two years ago to a pair of siberian huskies. He was the last born and the breeder had to pull him out of the birth canal and revive him. He was three times smaller than any of the other pups, blind, had an overbite, and his skeleton did not look quite right. We received a call from our friends as they knew we had been wanting a husky pup, and they told us to come look. No one wanted the funny looking pup who kept running into things, so we took him. We took him knowing full well that he may not live a normal life, but hoping we could make his life as full as possible.

He had his first vet visit at five weeks old so we could see what all was wrong with him. The vet told us that he was fully blind and should be put down because he was going to die in a couple of years anyway. Needless to say, we did NOT follow his advice. Several days ago, Dante started limping on his right back leg. We contacted my friend who offered up her vet as we don’t have any good vets around us. The vet discovered that he had torn his crutiate ligament trying to bear all his weight on his right side as his left front elbow did not form right in the womb and is full of arthritis. This is not an injury from being too active; it is from trying to relieve pain. Trust me, we feel so guilty about not getting him in sooner, but he did not show signs of pain.

The good news is that his hips look great and as long as we get him the TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteomy) surgery, his life expectancy will be normal. The surgery has to be done at a specialist and will cost us $2,500 and we are trying to raise funds to pay for it.  See Sweet Photos of Dante


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9:57AM PST on Dec 13, 2014

Nice ending to that story1

3:30PM PDT on Oct 15, 2014

These loving folks are angels to this blind and needy dog. Their kind of story reinforces all our thoughts and longings to provide only kindness, compassion and love to all animals who need our help. What a terrifific healing both the dog and the caretakers got for this sweet dog, Dante. My sister has raised huskies over the years, and she just adored them----lifetime companions.

7:06AM PDT on Oct 13, 2014

Wonderful story and so good that we don't immediately accept what the vet tells us, instead we listen to our hearts and our minds. Bless you for your caring kindness.

5:00AM PDT on Oct 12, 2014


3:24PM PDT on Oct 11, 2014

A "short" life can be full and happy !! Thanks for rescuing him !!

2:56AM PDT on Oct 11, 2014

Bless you and your family thank God for you are a the Good Samaritan San Francis will watch over you and your baby xxxxx

9:26PM PDT on Oct 10, 2014

Not only does it seem likely that the breeder was only in it for the money, but I hate the fact that so many vets are useless, I have to spend time trying to find one worth going to for my pets. I wish these kind people all the best getting the money for the op needed on their pup.

10:13AM PDT on Oct 10, 2014

Elisabeth B. is perfectly right when she says:
"I'm wondering what the breeders role in this was. Did they breed the mother too soon? Too often? Dante was taken away from his mother at less than 5 weeks old. That tells me the breeders are the typical scum that normally goes along with breeding. They do it for the love of money, not the dogs."

The fact that this poor little puppy was taken from his mother being under 5 weeks of age immediately hit my attention!

9:48PM PDT on Sep 17, 2014

Thanks! Hopefully he gets the medical help he needs.

2:01AM PDT on Sep 12, 2014


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