Phoenix, AZ – In March, the 5 month old puppy named Bear was discovered wandering the streets of Phoenix.
The pup was deaf…and blind. Though Bear was born deaf, veterinarians believe that his blindness is a result of cruelty.
The non-profit organization, Boxer Luv Rescue, is caring for Bear and ensuring that he receives the care necessary to make him whole once again. Initially, veterinarians believed that the puppy’s eyes had been cut out.
Further evaluation revealed that they had been pushed back into the sockets, collapsing them and rendering Bear blind.
Yesterday, Bear underwent surgery to repair the damage to his eyes. Shared this morning from Bear’s very own Facebook page, Bear Luv,
THIS IS THE RESULT OF HUMAN CRUELTY TOWARDS ANIMALS! Bear was born deaf but NOT blind. At a young 5-months of age, someone inflicted cruel & inhumane trauma on him causing his eyeballs to collapse/ pushed into the back of the sockets thus causing blindness. He was then dumped on the streets of Phoenix.
From Bear Luv with regards to his surgery,
The surgery yesterday was to remove the traumatized eye balls (no longer of use), remove inflamed/infected tissue, clean out the infections in both eye cavities as well as the nasal cavity (caused by drainage from the eyes over time) and to pack the sockets/ sew them shut to prevent further infection and injury. They are swollen – look terrible – but as many of you know, he will be absolutely beautiful in no time… He is right now to all of us that know and love him so. He was also neutered yesterday to prevent him having to go under anesthesia again any time soon. We expect a complete and full recovery.
Bear’s rescue is asking people to share the Bear Luv page – to help circulate his story and make it visible to vast numbers of people. Their hope is that this will help authorities locate the person(s) responsible for Bear’s condition – to help make that person accountable.
But for now, Bear is safe and loved – he is receiving wonderful care and attention and he no longer has to worry about wandering through life afraid or alone.
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