Emma was pulled from a rural Kentucky shelter on February 25, 2019. She was obviously blind or mostly blind and although being uncomfortably matted, placed into a damp and loud shelter with all the strange smells, she was the sweetest little dog from the very beginning.
We were told by the Greenup County, KY shelter that Emma was abandoned in a home, left alone.
Many blind dogs who are in unfamiliar territory will become snippy out of fear, especially in the stress of a kennel environment. Not miss Emma. She remained calm, sweet and appreciative.
We met Emma on Friday, February 22, 2019 when we arrived to pick up a different dog and immediately committed to her, but the shelter would not let us take her until Monday due to a stray hold (we even offered to foster her while we waited to see if anyone claimed her, even though we were told she had been abandoned) and we had to leave her for the weekend. We were back first thing Monday and took her straight to the vet!
Once Emma was healthy and ready she was transferred to Paws Across Pittsburgh, a partner rescue, where she was adopted on 5/13/2019 and is now adored by her family. Her eyes were evaluated by a specialist but it was determined that nothing could be done to improve her eyesight, caused by severe cataracts, but most people don’t even know she is blind. We receive many updates on sweet Emma and her sister-by-love, Lenore. They look like they are true biological sisters!