Rescue Dog Inspires Non-Profit That Save Dogs' Sight

Bertie was on the verge of losing his sight. He found his way to the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue and the Animal Health Trust where he is getting the care he needs. He came in with damage to both his eyes. He had a previous cataract surgery that didn't work. To save any sight, they had to remove his left eye. But they were able to restore the sight in his right eye. Now, he is recovering to be the happy, healthy dog he was.

Claudia Hartley, Head of Ophthalmology at the Animal Health Trust, said: “I’m so glad we’ve been able to help give Bertie a brighter future. He’s such a sweet boy, full of love – I’d adopt him if I could! But when Bertie came to the AHT his case was very serious and he was at risk of going completely blind within weeks."

“A previous cataract operation on his left eye had been unsuccessful. The retina was completely detached and he was most likely in a lot of pain due to glaucoma. Unfortunately, there was nothing we could do to save the left eye, so we decided to operate to remove that eye and focus our efforts on saving his other eye."

The shelter says Bertie is a loving, sweet dog who is full of life. He is now looking for his forever home! He made such an impact on the shelter that Bertie’s Mission was started. Bertie’s Mission has been set up to help the Animal Health Trust help more animals like Bertie through its veterinary work and research to help prevent other animals from losing their sight.

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