Our mission is to reduce the number of homeless cats & dogs by paying for needed medical treatment and assisting with the permanent placement of these animals through our partnerships with local rescue groups.
ARTIMUS with siblings EVA and JAMIE – He was Blind When He was Rescued
12/6/21 – Artimus was found with two litter mates, Eva and Jamie, in July of this year. All of them were spayed and vaccinated but Artimus appeared to be blind in one eye. Though the summer and Fall Artimus continued to be treated for eye infections but he didn’t seem to be getting better. We arranged for Artimus to see another doctor for a second opinion and that doctor recommended that his blind eye be removed. The doctor was confident that if this was done he would no longer be in pain and have to deal with infections. The surgery was done this past Friday and today I received the following update from our friend and his rescuer, Patricia: “Today was the day Artimus had his eye removal surgery. He did very good and he is now home relaxing on the couch next to me. Although he does have some discomfort for now, this surgery will prevent any further infections he had been dealing with. As he was already totally blind he won’t be missing anything and will be able to move on to a new life soon. He holds a special place in my heart especially after loosing our Stevie earlier this year. Thank you for being there for us. This is a bright spot in my life after a very tough year. On a funny note he was very agitated on the way home and he preferred listening to music over hearing my voice. I tried not to be offended lol. Being blind I am sure his hearing is so much more acute and the noise from the car and highway noise had him anxious. First pic was just before we left. Second after we returned home. Thank you for all you do for the abused, abandoned and sick and injured animals that would never otherwise have a second chance at life. – Patricia” In addition to the before and after surgery photos, I am also posting the photos of Eva, Jamie, and Artimus when they were first rescued at about 6 weeks old. Thank you to our many supporters for helping us save lives. – diana 4paws1heart.org/donations/