Tank recently underwent a series of surgeries for entropion, a genetic condition in which the eyelids are inverted, or rolled in, which cause his eyelashes to scratch his eyes. This condition, without proper treatment, can cause severe irritation and can lead to blindness. Tank's condition was so bad, that his eyes constantly watered and were swollen almost completely shut, not allowing him to see very well.
Tank's first set of stitches remained for 2 weeks, and then after the second surgery, he had another series of stitches for 3 weeks. After several weeks of recovery from surgeries, Tank had his stitches removed, granting him the opportunity to fully heel. The overall cost for these surgeries, including medication and treatment was close to $1,000. The cost was well worth the life that we saved.
Because of our No Kill mission, we couldn't allow Tank to remain in pain! If he were in a traditional high-kill shelter, Tank would've never been provided with a second chance at life. Tank is a bully breed mix, he had mange, ringwom and a skin condition when he entered our program. And, with his watery eyes, goop coming from both sides, his level of discomfort, and the costs associated with treatment, his future would've been nothing other than euthanasia.
Tank is now healing with his family and new home for the holidays! He is not only being provided with a second chance, but he is literally seeing the light of life and opportunity for the first time with new eyes!
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