Video We Love: The Tender Rescue of a Blind Dog Living in a Garbage Pile

Have your Kleenex box or at least your sleeve ready, because this is a real tearjerker. But the ending is pure joy.

Maria Goodavage  |  Mar 22nd 2012


So Tedster sent this to Janinester, who sent it to Jakester, who flagged me to it. And I will warn you now: If you are at all tender-hearted, have your Kleenex handy. Or do as I did, and just use your sleeve.

This is a short video of the rescue of one of the sweetest dogs ever. When the rescuers from the absolutely wonderful group Hope for Paws came upon Fiona, she was 100 percent blind, and living in a pile of junk in an abandoned and graffiti-festooned lot. I don’t know how she survived, and can only imagine what torment and hell her life must have been.

As you’ll see below, the change from blind, horribly flea-infested, scared-to-death mutt to happy, healthy dog who could see again (from one eye at least) is miraculous. Her joy at being able to run around with her fellow dog pals in a loving home is palpable. Enjoy! And if you like the work Hope for Paws does (this is one of many, many phenomenal rescues — most videotaped — that the organization does each year), please consider making a donation.



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