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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 Whitneyof 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 timessmaller 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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10:06AM PDT on Jul 17, 2015

Thanks for the kindness spread.

10:03AM PDT on Jul 17, 2015

Thanks.

7:54PM PDT on Jun 27, 2015

Dante's link no longer exists. I hope they raised the funds necessary. He has been such a brave and loving companion. God bless the people who took him in.

2:07PM PDT on May 13, 2015

thankyou.

5:12PM PDT on May 11, 2015

Thank you for rescuing him, great dog Dante.

5:10PM PDT on May 11, 2015

Dante you are adorable.

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

thanks

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