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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457 comments

Beryl L
Beryl L2 months ago

glad they had the money to pay for the expensive operations

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Clare O
Clare O'Beara2 months ago

Some owners would not be able to spend on a pup so well done if you are helping him.

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Leanne K
Leanne K2 months ago

My dog Hugo (Hugibear) had 3 of those operations (one had to be repeated) And my daughters new dog Roxy just had one last week. Pricey! Big operation. I hate makung them go through that! And that 'vocalisation' that afternoon from the Fentonol patch is distressing. Whingy whiney whimpering. But what a difference afterwards! (Both Multibreed dogs. Hugo csme to us because he was supposed to be purebred but clearly wasnt - far too handsome and Roxy from a shelter. She locked eyes on my daughter and has adored her ever since.

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Leanne K
Leanne K2 months ago

That first vet, never would I ever go there again!

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Leanne K
Leanne K2 months ago

If I had my way, there would be no breeders. They are the lousiest tightest money hungry immoral people. And the lies! But we love our animals, theyre like family. Oh we're not in it for the money. We only ever cover costs. And we only ever let our pups go to good homes. We want to preserve 24th he breed.... baloney

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Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga2 months ago

sweet

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Ruth S
Ruth S2 months ago

Thanks.

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Maureen G
Maureen G2 months ago

I agree with Rosslyn O and Shirley S

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Rosslyn O
Rosslyn O2 months ago

I'm with you Shirley... Just wish these darn interesting re-posts had a followup for us all to see or read the good endings...Kind of flat reading stuff years old and still not knowing the outcome!

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Shirley S
Shirley S2 months ago

Hope everything went well for this Husky. I realize my comment is 5 years after this post.

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