Dog gets face lift to help sight
Sesame's vision was blocked by wrinkles.
Sesame, a 2-year-old Shar-Pei mix at the San Antonio Humane Society in Texas, had so many wrinkles on his adorable face that he couldn’t see, and the wrinkles covering his ears were leading to infections.
After surgeries in February and March, Sesame is recovering well. Although his vision was damaged, he is more playful than ever.
“He can basically see what we are assuming is shadows … but he can definitely see now,” said the shelter’s director of communications, Seamus Nelson. “He’s just so happy to be outside. Imagine not being able to see for your whole life and then suddenly being able to.”
And Sesame’s story now has an even happier ending: He was adopted on Friday by a woman who’s an experienced Shar-Pei owner.
— Read it at ABC News
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Photo: Sesame, a 2-year-old Shar-Pei, has a new home after two surgeries on his wrinkles. / San Antonio Humane Society / Facebook
I'm SO glad he found a home & is now healthy and able to see. Kudos to his caregivers & new Mom! Please, people....ADOPT from shelters and rescue groups. Do not buy from breeders, as they don't care about the animals. Puppy and kitten mills should be outlawed. The neglect is horrendous.
Funny people are yelling at breeders when they are simply supplying the demand for these dogs. Don't buy and they won't breed.
This is the sad consequence of having dogs as pets in a capitalist market. While most of us who own dogs get them partly for their looks but mainly for their personality, breeders know what looks get them the most money. When they can capitalize on "pure" breeds that are wrinkly, fuzzy or some other characteristic they will continue to inbreed that type of dog so that they can keep making money.
If we were proper caregivers of a lower species and restricting their breeding and existence, then we would breed them to be the healthiest and happiest, not the most appealing to buyers.
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