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A dog who lacks eyes can still see with his heart

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2020
When he isn't hanging out with other staff members, Geordi spends his time in the office of Manager of Adoptions Tommy DeSanto.

Geordi is proof that you don’t need eyes to see love. This sweet and loving senior dog has been in our care since July 30. Tuesday our veterinarians finished treating him and cleared him for adoption. Only 24 hours later he had an appointment set to meet the person we hope will become his. 

When we transferred Geordi into our care, our veterinarian diagnosed a corneal defect and glaucoma in the dog’s enlarged right eye and a ruptured globe in his left eye. As a result, Geordi has been blind for most of his life. To alleviate the chronic, severe pain he was in, Associate Veterinarian Dr. David Molinas removed both eyes.

Since Geordi had been unable to see for so long, living without his eyes, and the pain they were causing him, has been a welcome adjustment. Thanks to your support of our Cinderella Fund, we can deliver essential veterinary care to thousands of homeless pets like Geordi each year before finding them lasting homes where they will be loved for a lifetime. His care also included treatment for fleas and skin allergies. While Geordi was under anesthesia for his eye surgery, Dr. Molinas also neutered him and performed a dental, extracting several teeth due to severe dental disease.

This senior dog will be meeting a senior adopter this Friday, and we’re hoping it will be a wonderful Seniors for Seniors match. Our adoption counselors will guide the adopter on how to set a blind dog up for success by dog-proofing their home, speaking to Geordi to be a guide for him, setting up safe spaces and keeping the layout the same once he’s familiar with the home.

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Learn about the appointment-based adoption process we have put in place due to COVID-19 in the video below. Our adoption counselors will help you find your perfect match while preventing the spread of the virus. Complete an online adoption survey and call 804-521-1307. 

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