PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -
A blind golden retriever with an apparent autoimmune disorder is in need of a special home.
The Arizona Humane Society rescued 4-year-old Wesley from a Phoenix alleyway in mid-December, and he has been under the care of veterinarians at the Second Chance Animal Hospital.
Veterinarians were forced to remove Wesley's eyes because they were unable to function and were causing him pain. Veterinarians have also been treating the dog for a suspected autoimmune disorder, which without medication causes irritation and inflammation to his mouth, face and other mucus membranes.
Foster families have given Wesley much-needed respite from the shelter environment, but he is in need of a permanent home.
However, the Arizona Humane Society noted that Wesley's recovery is far from over and he will need special care for the rest of his life.
The Humane Society is seeking an adopter who meets the following criteria:
-Fully experienced with dogs with special/behavioral needs
-Has the financial resources for ongoing, lifelong medical care
-Can carefully introduce Wesley to other pets in the home, considering his blindness and inability to read behavioral cues
-Can carefully introduce Wesley to a new environment to ensure his safety
-Has the ability and patience to house-train Wesley. He is kennel-trained but requires frequent bathroom breaks due to the steroids he is taking.
-Does not have a pool or has a fence around the pool
For additional information or to schedule an initial adopter screening, contact AHS Adoptions Supervisor Linda Anderson at 602-997-7585 ext. 2175.
Copyright 2015 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.