Tank was on the verge of losing his eyesight in both eyes. But thanks to the quick commitment of RADAR to assist with Tank, he was able to get the urgent surgery done and save his sight! A one-year-old Bully Breed mix, Tank arrived as a stray with obvious eye issues on September 21st at the Kershaw County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina.
On September 22nd, the shelter’s in-house vet diagnosed Tank with entropion and conjuctivitis. He recommended specialty eye surgery, but put him on antibiotic eye ointment until a recheck on September 26th. It was evident during the recheck that Tank was going to permanently lose his eyesight if he didn’t have entropion and distichia surgery ASAP. The shelter sent numerous emails to find a rescue, but because of his breed mix, they had no response.
Stefanie McElveen with the Kershaw County Humane Society immediately reached out to RADAR for assistance on September 26th, and we agreed to help at once. The entropion and distichia surgery and cryosurgery took place the very next day! The good news was that both eyes were salvageable. After recovering, the vet indicated that Tank will be 100% better. “We always pull for the underdog,” Stefanie said, “and Tank is definitely that. He’s wonderful with cats and dogs, and loves to play!” Luckily, Tank tested heartworm negative! To see more photos of Tank, click here.
RADAR paid all $424 of the entropion and distichia corrective surgery costs for Tank.
UPDATE! All funds for Tank have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Tank:
Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Keturah Johnson; Priscilla Rothe; Maggi Berwind-Dart, in honor of Luke; Jamie Cushner; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Mary Haak; Freya Hill; Doggy Mama; Tina Muncy
If you are interested in adopting Tank, or represent a rescue interested in pulling Tank, please contact the Kershaw County Humane Society.
Added on October 20, 2017.