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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433 comments

Ake Lindberg
Ake Lindberg4 months ago

Thanks

Tony L.
Tony Lyons4 months ago

It's great to read about such caring people... I'm sure that the dog will have paid back in oodles of affection.

Amy Thompson
Amy Thompson4 months ago

Thank you for not giving up on him! A blind animal is just as able to give unconditional love as one with sight!

Pablo B.
Pablo B.5 months ago

That cutest thing! That is solidarity between species.

Lawrence Dsouza
Lawrence D.6 months ago

Thanks for the kindness spread.

Lawrence Dsouza
Lawrence D.6 months ago

Thanks.

Maggie W.
Maggie W.7 months ago

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.

elsa mossberg
elsa mossberg9 months ago

thankyou.

Glennis Whitney
Glennis Whitney9 months ago

Thank you for rescuing him, great dog Dante.

Glennis Whitney
Glennis Whitney9 months ago

Dante you are adorable.