If you hadn’t known better, one look at Bruiser’s eye, and you would have thought he had been cruisin’ for a bruisin’! This two to three-year-old Puggle (Pug-Beagle mix) was surrendered to the Chester County Animal Care & Control shelter in South Carolina on August 11th, along with two other Puggles. Two of the three dogs, Bruiser and Alley, each had a case of cherry eye. Even though it is easily corrected with surgery and is relatively inexpensive, most potential adopters and rescues shy away from taking dogs with cherry eye.

The shelter staff got the word out about these three dogs. Tina Watson from My Dog House Rescue in South Carolina expressed interest on August 15th in taking all three dogs into her rescue. However, she needed help with their vet costs, especially for the cherry eye surgery costs for Alley and Bruiser, which would be $125 each. The shelter requested RADAR’s help on August 20th. We immediately agreed to cover the surgery costs for both dogs, and the next day all three dogs were safe!

On August 22nd, Alley and Bruiser had their cherry eye surgery done. Like with most dogs following the surgery, Bruiser’s eye healed very quickly. It took a few weeks for Alley to recover since she kept getting her eye irritated. Tina told us this about Bruiser, “He is a big goofy dog, and a lap dog!” To view more photos of Bruiser, click here.

RADAR paid $125 for all of Bruiser’s cherry eye surgery costs.

UPDATE! Bruiser has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Bruiser have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Bruiser:

Diana Berkstresser; Mary Brown Haak; Kimberly Thomas; Jackie Stanley; Anna & Paul Nadler; Deanna Lancaster

Added on September 24, 2013.

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