A dog who was blinded by having hair dye rubbed into its eyes is facing ongoing challenges to recovery.
Percy, a nine-month-old puppy, has been diagnosed with corneal endothelial dystrophy since being surrendered into the care of Manitoba Underdogs Rescue in February.
The rescue is looking after the pup after the previous owner’s child deliberately rubbed the dye in its eyes, causing extreme pain and complete blindness.
“Percy was originally scheduled to go to the University of Saskatoon for eye surgery this week, but we’ve had to reschedule,” said Manitoba Underdogs executive director Jessica Hansen. “Because of everything he’s been through, he’s having a few issues adjusting to his new challenges. We want to make sure that he’s 100% ready for his surgery and the recovery that it will require.”
Hansen says Percy isn’t in any pain at this point, but staff are keeping him happy and comfortable until he’s ready to go to Saskatoon.
Donors put forward $5,000 to cover the surgery and treatment Percy needs.
“We were completely blown away. We hope that everyone knows just how much we appreciate their help and support. It’s overwhelming!”
Percy remains on four medications to manage his condition and reduce any pain or discomfort, combined with weekly vet visits.