When Bear was still a 1-year-old pup, he got hit by a fast-moving car while strolling around a gasoline station in Trenton, New Jersey. The person who hit him immediately fled the scene, leaving him to die. Thankfully, a good Samaritan witnessed the incident and rushed the pit bull to a nearby animal hospital.
Because of the severe injuries Bear’s eyes sustained, the doctors had to remove them, leaving the pup blind. Bear’s owner cannot pay for his surgery or continue the medications that she had to turn over his care to a veterinarian. A non-profit animal rescue organization named Rawhide Rescue, Inc. offered to pay for Bear’s medical bill if someone is willing to adopt him.
A worker at the animal hospital, Sarah Frame, along with Katie, her daughter, stepped up to the plate and chose to open their hearts and provide a home for the wounded pup. Bear is now the happiest and the sweetest dog ever because he has found a home with a loving family.
Living with a blind dog is not easy. You need to dog-proof your home and not keep a consistent routine and placement of things. Katie created a Facebook page to show Bear’s progress and spread awareness about special needs pets.
For a while, Bear’s blindness caused a lot of problems. Unless he was between somebody’s legs, the pooch wouldn’t walk. He was fearful of vehicles, and new surroundings were rough for him. Nevertheless, these hurdles have been conquered with compassion and patience, and he now runs with vibrant confidence.
Despite his lack of sight, Bear is not bothered one bit. His handicap barely made an impact on his personality. Like other dogs, he gets excited and wildly runs around whenever he hears his bouncy ball.
Bear’s inspiring story reminds us that no matter what happens, you can always find reasons to be happy and enjoy life. To quote from his page: ‘ Light can never be drowned out of a dog’s world’.
Source: Bear The Blind Pit via Facebook