Our "Sharing the Love" story for today. Elyse was found wandering about as a stray. She is a tiny little Beagle, of only about 20 to 25 pounds, and it wasn't long before the shelter staff and volunteers realized that she was blind. Dr. Amy Bowman of the Oaks Veterinary Clinic confirmed this and did a pressure check on her eyes to make sure she did not have glaucoma. Fortunately, little Elyse's pressure was fine but she did test positive for heartworms. A wonderful foster for the Isle of Wight County Animal Shelter, Jessica Miller, came forward to take Elyse into her home. Not long after that, Rainbow Rescue volunteered to step forward and take Elyse into their rescue to help her find the most perfect forever home while staying with the same foster. Gimme Shelter was able to cover her spay and heartworm treatment which helped expedite her rescue. This little blind dog stole many hearts, and she spreads love to everyone who meets her. It was only a few weeks before the right forever home was found and Elyse was happily adopted into a loving home. She now lives with another blind “fursibling” and gets plenty of love from her new human family. She was spayed last Thursday and is doing very well. Treatment for her heartworm will begin in 2 weeks. It took several “heroes” to come together and give Elyse the medical and emotional care she needed, and each of those individuals found this tiny blind Beagle gave more love than she could possible ever receive. Special thanks goes to Jessica who provided day to day care for Elyse, and Rainbow Rescue who provided a pathway into her forever home. Another wonderful “hero” story of working together to help the animals.
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