An adorable dog has found a new best friend and forever home after abuse and negl-ect left her blinded. Terrier mix, Puddin, one, was born with sight, but a ro-ugh start to life left authorities with no choice but to remove her infe-cted eyes and sew her eye-sockets sh-ut before she found happiness with a new owner in Texas. Cute pictures show the adorable pooch loving life, playing fe-tch without a care in the world, toying with a cloth stu-ck on her head, and snu-ggling up with new owner and student, Cory Gonzales, 23, from Lubbock.
Despite her lack of sight, Puddin can clearly still show emotion as these heart-warming pictures show. The happy pup can be seen rocking a pair of sunglasses and happily playing with her toy bone. While it is unknown what ca-used the pup’s dise-ased eyes, the Society for the Prev-ention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas (SCPA) had to take the case to court to resc-ue the six-week-old mistre-ated mu-tt.
‘She either was scra-tched during play or maybe got into something wo-rse. Her owners sought medical help so late that it progressed and got pretty severe,’ said Cory. ‘They let it get so bad before going to the vets that animal control was called to see if they could help. When asked to hand Puddin over the negle-ctful owners refu-sed, so a long drawn out legal ba-ttle began.
‘But aside that, we don’t know anything about her family history. I hope maybe one day we will. All I know is that Puddin was the name the SPCA of Texas gave her when they resc-ued her.’ At the end of it Puddin was saved, but her eyes were destr-oyed. They were ca-using her too much pa!n. She was blind and needed to have her eyes removed.’After seeing the cu-ddly young dog on an internet ad, the Cory was captivated by the then four-month-old canine and gave her a forever home.
Dog-lover Cory is now on a mission to encourage owners to adopt and not shop for pooches, to raise awareness that even visually impaired pets are perfect.’ I was looking to adopt a dog because I really wanted to have a companion when going back to grad school. I couldn’t bring my family dogs from home, so I fell in love with Puddin,’ he said.’I think just because a dog needs special attention or has special needs doesn’t mean it’s going to be any more different or difficult than raising a typically developing dog.
‘We haven’t had any added challenges with Puddin other than working on additional commands such as watch out or up and down for stairs.’ Puddin leads a high-quality life taking long naps and trips to the dog park with pooch-pal Murphy, just like any other dog. Proud doggy-dad Cory has begun to sell merchandise after requests from fans and Puddin is loved by 135,000 followers on Instagram.
‘My mother actually suggested I create an Instagram, she thought Puddin was the cutest and thought the world needed to see,’ Cory said’The response has been mostly positive, but we have had a couple of people say some not nice things but to be honest I don’t even give it the time of day. There is nothing but positive vibes allowed in Puddin’s house.’ Please rescue a dog. It is simple. Those babies need homes, and they will just give you all the cuddles and ki-sses. ‘I think it’s incredible so many people all over the world feel so much love for this incredible dog like I do.’ You can follow the dyna-mic duo on TikTok and Instagram at mydearpuddin.
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