A California rescue group has taken in a young German shepherd puppy who was recently rescued from a stream in Tijuana, Mexico. According to Maria Dales, director of German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County (GSROC), the six-to-seven-week-old puppy, dubbed Banjo, is blind and small for his age, and it is believed that he was purposefully discarded.
Dales tells Animal Victory:
He is extremely small for his age, so we suspect that he was the runt that someone mercilessly discarded because he is not “perfect.”
I just keep imagining him sitting there, drenched, in a stream and not knowing where to put his paw because his world is sheer darkness.
The puppy has Microphthalmia, a congenital defect, and the rescue group hopes to get him into a specialist to see if anything can be done for him. They are also hoping to find a forever home for the pup with someone who is familiar with the needs of visually impaired dogs.
If you live in or near Orange County, California, and are interested in becoming a foster parent to a homeless dog, please visit the website for German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County.
Note: GSROC pays for all approved vet and food expenses; foster provides love and security.
(Images provided by GSROC)
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