RSPCA seeks home for ‘wonderful’ dog Pooch, who had both eyes removed after years of neglect
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The RSPCA is searching for a home for a Staffordshire bull terrier-cross that had to have its eyes removed after years of living in terrible conditions.
10-year-old Pooch had to have both eyes removed by vets after his previous owner failed to seek treatment for a congenital eye condition for years.
RSPCA Inspector Justin Stubbs, who investigated Pooch’s case, said: “He was in a terrible state when he came into us; his eye looked horrendous.
“Poor Pooch was left suffering from what must have been an extremely painful and uncomfortable eye condition.”
The Block Fen Animal Centre in March is now looking to re-home Pooch, and say that the cruelty he has experienced hasn’t put him off people.
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Kirstyn Gaunt, deputy manager at Block Fen, said: “Pooch is a wonderful boy. He is a pleasure to spend time with and his favourite thing is being around people.
“He is very loving and loves everyone he meets. He greets all our staff, each morning, with pricked ears and a waggy tail!
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“Because he has lost his eyes, he will need a very calm and quiet household. He will need time to learn his way around his new surrounding as he relies on his hearing and sense of smell since he has lost his eyes.
“He is, however, very affectionate and loves cuddling up on someone’s lap, enjoys a belly rub, and likes being tickled behind the ears. He will make the right person a wonderful friend and companion.
“Pooch will need regular exercise but isn’t a huge fan of walks, partly due to his blindness, so will need short and steady outings. He loves being out in the sunshine so would enjoy having a new home with a garden he can enjoy.
“His main demand, from his new owner, would be a nice comfy, soft bed in a warm spot to spend most of his day relaxing and snoozing.
“He is a huge food-lover so treats could be a useful way of training him.”
If you could offer Pooch a new home, please call Block Fen on 0300 123 0726.