One-year-old Hope, who is up for adoption with Blind Dog Rescue UK, was hit on the head as a puppy – and is now searching for a safe home where he can receive all the hugs and kisses he can get
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An adorable dog who has ears like Dobby the House Elf is desperately searching for a new home after being subjected to the worst of humanity.
One-year-old Hope suffered significant trauma as a puppy after being hit on the head, rendering him completely blind.
The poor pooch, who is up for adoption with Blind Dog Rescue UK, is currently adjusting to life as a blind dog in Egypt before being flown over to the UK.
A spokeswoman said: “He has lived at the shelter ever since so is well socialized with people and other dogs.
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“He is a friendly, happy boy who deserves a chance as they all do. He is neutered and will be fully vaccinated, of course, and has no ongoing health issues.”
Despite everything he has been through, Hope loves spending time with people and receiving “lots of hugs and kisses.”
He would like to live in a home with a garden and another dog or cat who can keep him company when his owners pop out of the house.
“Our adoption donation is £355. This includes travel to the UK, their vaccinations, pet passport, microchip and all preparation for travel. They also come with five weeks free insurance,” the spokeswoman added.
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Blind Dog Rescue UK works to rehome blind and partially sighted dogs who have been subjected to the “worst of humanity yet still have an astonishing capacity to adapt, love and become perfect ambassadors for blind dogs everywhere”.
Many of the dogs in their care have been victims of abuse, neglect, disease or trauma – and struggle to survive in shelters.
A Blind Dog Rescue UK statement reads: “It is incredibly difficult for sighted dogs to survive any length of time in these shelters let alone blind or partially sighted dogs.
“We need to get these dogs quickly and secure their immediate release and treatment.
“These dogs may have been deliberately blinded, involved in road traffic accidents or long-term sufferers of painful conditions such as glaucoma.
“They need veterinary care and to be given the safety and comfort of a foster home in which to start healing.
“Here they are given love and affection and a warm bed – possibly the first they will have experienced in their lifetimes.
“At this point we are able to start assessing and promoting these wonderful dogs for forever homes.”
To adopt Hope, or find out more information about him, contact Blind Dog Rescue UK via their website www.bdruk.org.
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