Two abandoned dogs really need each other — and they need a new home. Glenn the elderly Jack Russell terrier is completely blind. He was found abandoned in a sea tunnel in Hartlepool, Durham, with his seeing eye dog companion, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Buzz. The pair are inseparable, and they need a new home together.
They are being cared for by the Stray Aid Centre in Coxhoe. The two are so attached to each other that they become stressed even if separated for minutes. Of course, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. And the relationship between the two dogs — thought to be between 9 and 10-years-old — is beautiful. It’s thought they might have been abandoned because of their age, or maybe because one is blind. Sue Bielby of the center stated the following, according to the Mirror.
“Buzz acts as Glenn’s eyes and it’s as simple as that. Glenn gets his confidence from Buzz. If they are separated even for a few minutes they both bark and become distressed so they would need to have a loving home together.”
Center manager John Beilby, 56, said the following, according to the Mirror.
“They stay together at all times and Glenn follows Buzz wherever he goes. Wherever one goes the other one follows. They have behaved well in the kennels and they are both quite playful. They both seem to be doing well.”
Diane Humphrey, supervisor at Stray Aid, had the following take on the relationship between the two canine buddies, according to the Daily Mail.
“Glenn doesn’t need him outside where he can run around, but he needs Buzz inside the kennels to stop him banging into things. He helps Glenn find his way to his bed by sort of pushing him towards the front of the kennel and guiding him in… Buzz also nudges him towards his food, they eat side by side, and he pushes him toward his bowl, or away from his [Buzz’s] if Glenn is going for the wrong bowl. We think they have been together for a long time but we don’t know for sure, they both seem to be a similar age. If they are apart for long they start to cry and whine. Glenn also gets quite disorientated without Buzz. They are both lovely little dogs, they are good with people.”
Hopefully, the pair will find a home that appreciates their unique relationship and will care for them the remainder of their days.
Another abandoned, abused blind dog was recently rescued and given a great home. Mikey the pug arrived at the Michigan Humane Society in bad shape. He suffered from demodectic mange and glaucoma. Unfortunately, he was in extreme pain from the glaucoma and blind. The veterinarians at the Michigan Humane Society decided for Mikey’s health and so that he would no longer suffer, they had to remove his eyes. He fully recovered by March, and with the help of Michigan Pug Rescue, found a great home. He was adopted by Sabrina Johnson, the District Judge for Inkster, Michigan. The 2-year-old pug is Johnson’s sidekick, according to an article in the Inquisitr.
[Photos Courtesy Stray Aid Facebook Page]