Jazz (12 years old) and her two other terrier siblings, Raz and Taz, arrived at the centre just before Christmas. It was clear they each needed medical attention but Jazz needed more urgent help.
As you can see, her eyes are very glazed over and much smaller than the average.
She was referred to an eye specialist at our local vets where she had an examination and ultra sound of her eyes. The vet unfortunately said that he thinks Jazz has had an untreated eye disease for a very long time and there isn't much eye left, so it means she’s been through the worst. A normal eye would be around the size of a grape, and Jazz's are now smaller than raisins.
As Jazz is showed minimal to no signs of discomfort or pain, along with vet advice, we came to the decision to not remove her eyes, as they can be maintained with eye drops which she will need daily for the rest of her life.
Jazz also had multiple mammary tumors that needed to be removed when she was spayed.
She coped incredibly well adjusting to our environment, and is such a confident little character. This would suggest that Jazz has had to cope with being blind for a significant time and has adapted to loss of sight very well. Her other senses have enhanced to ensure she is able to know what is going on around her.
Jazz absolutely loves human attention, and loves nothing more than cuddling up on a lap! She also really enjoys going on walks and exploring new areas which is just amazing to see. She always have her nose down to the floor sniffing out her next move.
The cost of her examination, removal of tumors, spay and daily medication cost over £700, not to mention the cost of her general daily care. Your donations can help animals like Jazz and her siblings and will change their world forever.
Penny - Reserved
This wonderful little lady arrived in our care after a lengthy period of hospitalisation at Newbrook animal hospital. She was found abandoned at a bus station and was suffering from untreated and advanced glaucoma which meant she was going blind in both of her eyes.
Despite efforts to treat and save her eyes, Penny underwent a double enucleation, both of her eyes were removed, which in time, would mean she could lead an otherwise healthy life.
She arrived in our care on 21st January and was placed in her foster home just a couple of days later.
Penny is doing incredibly well and is now found her forever home.