Help Restore Pansy Eyesight
Remember Pansy? 10year old Pansy is a ex-breeding dog, used to produce puppies for puppy mills. She was thrown out on the streets to die in April this year after she had outlived her usefulness as a money making machine.
When rescued, Pansy was seriously ill – with tick fever, a womb infection, and a intestinal infection which nearly killed her. Her dentition was extremely poor from years of neglect; and she was used to being a cage that she did not even dare to walk about. She is blind in both eyes – a result of untreated neglected glaucoma, which caused her eyes to bulge.
After her treatment – removal of her womb, her 16 rotten teeth, and months of medication, she was sent to live her last days at a fosterer – her vet thought she had not much longer to live. But this girl is full of surprises. Today, Pansy is a different girl altogether. Under the loving care of her fosterer, she is now part of the family – a happy girl, who is learning the simple things in life for the first time in her life. In June, she delighted everyone when she learned how to climb the stairs! She has put on weight to become a adorable, chubby and sweet girl. If you meet her for the first time, you will not be able to make out her dark past, other than her inability to see, and her lack of teeth.
We were even more pleasantly surprised when her vet told us this week that although now blind in both eyes, Pansy can recover her eyesight in one eye, if she underwent a cataract surgery. More importantly, her vet thinks she has several more years to live, and will be strong enough to undergo this surgery. We have no doubt of that – even she she was severely ill, this girl never gave up fighting.
The only issue now is cost. The surgery is going to cost $2,500; In a candid conversation with her vet, her vet told us that we should spend the $2,500 saving more dogs, rather than treating one, because she knows how difficult money is to come by. However, if Pansy was an adopted dog, and the owner can afford the surgery, she would strongly recommend the surgery.
The gift of sight is a precious one, and hence, we are not giving up on Pansy. We hope to raise $2,500 for Pansy through donations, to allow her to undergo the surgery to see again. This girl has not given up on life even after all the suffering she has gone through; we feel that this is the least we can do for her, after all the evil that humans have done to her.
If you would like to help her, please Donate towards Pansy’s eye surgery fund. Once $2,500 is raised, we can proceed with the sight-giving surgery!