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Vets remove dog's eyes after he was shot with a pellet gun

The dog, named Macari, now needs a home.


VETS IN GALWAY have removed a husky dog’s eyes after he was shot in the face with a pellet gun.

The Galway SPCA said that they initially thought the dog, named Macari, had been stung by a wasp or ant when he was first brought to them.

However, further tests revealed that he had been shot multiple times with pellets. Vets and staff at the GSPCA made the decision to remove Macari’s eyes to avoid further pain and swelling.

In a Facebook post they said:

We sat and talked it through. This is a big boy. A husky. A dog who likes to be active. Would he cope without his sight? Would he learn not to bump and bang into objects like he was doing and would he mentally be able to cope with confinement and restriction.We want only what’s best for Macari.

11992559_10206482492114644_1761336323_n Source: Galway SPCA via Facebook

They said that watching him “stumble” to the van was “heartbreaking” and appealed to the public to help.

“He needs EYES. He needs a human who has the time, love and patience to see for him. Someone with a very quiet home who is at home so they can teach Macari to live without sight. He is amazing, he wants to go walking, he loves to sniff and smell and this evening he greeted us with great excitement.”

GalwaySPCA - Photos from GalwaySPCA's post | Facebook Source: Galway SPCA via Facebook

They say that the right person would be:

  • An experienced dog person
  • Who is home most the time
  • Who has a secure garden
  • With a quiet home with no small children and no other dogs (at the moment)
  • A person who has love and patience,wiiling to take the time to voice train

If you can help, contact Emma on 087-2765690.

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