Blind dog Hooch - who was re-homed in Wisbech - heads RSPCA’s new International Blind Dog Day celebrations

Hooch - formerly known as Pooch - was rehomed by a couple in Wisbech.

Hooch - formerly known as Pooch - was rehomed by a couple in Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

A blind dog that found a home in Wisbech is one of the stars of a RSPCA campaign aimed at encouraging all dog owners with blind pets to celebrate their unique four-legged friends on the first ever International Blind Dog Day.

The RSPCA shared the story of Pooch, a Staffordshire bull terrier, who had both of his eyes removed when he arrived at RSCPA Block Fen in Wimblington last year.

His previous owners had ignored a congenital condition for over five years, forcing the RSPCA to take drastic action.

But Pooch managed to come to terms with his blindness and found the perfect home with a Wisbech couple – Tina and David Osler – who re-named him, Hooch.

They said: “He’s brilliant and has settled in really well. He’s coping very well without his sight too. He still bumps into things occasionally but on the whole he is brilliant.


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“We try and make life easier for him. We live in a bungalow so he doesn’t have to tackle stairs. We were also told not to move the furniture around so his surroundings are familiar.”

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