This Blind Senior Dog Was Abandoned In The Street For An Absurd Reason

Andrea A.
12/3/2017

Collin, a blind 11-year-old senior dog, would have faced an even more tragic fate if it weren't for the intervention of one Good Samaritan, reportsThe Dodo.The animal was laying in the grass on a Miami street. A passerby approached the owner, who had just placed him in front of the house. Grace Lofton Kaye, founder of the association,Their Lives Matterexplained:

When the person asked the owner, the owner said the dog was ill and full of fleas and ticks. He just kicked the dog out of the house.
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The man refused to leave the poor animal to his sad fate. He took photos and posted them on Facebook, alarmed by the state of the animal. When Grace stumbled upon the message, she immediately fell in love. She assumed that someone would have already stepped up to help the pooch. As soon as she realized he still needed help, she immediately called a veterinary clinic.

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Collin was brought to the Pet House Animal Clinic in Miami, Florida, where Dr. Oscar Paez took on his case. The medical team cleaned him off, and Collin started regaining his strength little by little thanks to their attentive care.

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Grace explained, full of emotion:

I cannot tell you how wonderful and caring they are. They stayed after hours yesterday just to receive the dog, and they really put their heart and soul into this.

Collin quickly got back on his feet. He started eating again, and finally was able to walk.

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The senior dog is a true survivor and has a lot of luck. Exams taken by the vet have shown positive results: the animal wasn't suffering from heartworm or lime disease caused by the ticks, which could have killed him.

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Collin has started to regain his love for life after this terrible experience. Twenty-four hours after his rescue, the dog wagged his tail for the first time in a long time. The adorable pooch isn't up for adoption yet - he still needs to get a few exams done and be neutered - but you can follow his progress on the Facebook page, Their Lives Matter.

If you live in England, you can visit the RSPCA, and if you live in the United States, you can visit the ASPCA to get more information about other pets available for adoption.Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up in shelters each year, either due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. Consider adopting before you shop, and visit your local shelters before going to a breeder. Every dog and cat deserves a fair chance at a forever home.

H/t: The Dodo

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