Blind Rescue Dog Gets Her Sight Back

 An abandoned dog found sick, blind and flea-infested has gotten her sight back. Eldad Hargar and his wife, Audrey, the founders of Hope For Paws, a Los Angeles-based animal rescue organization that takes in abused and neglected animals, took in the pup, Fiona, last year and launched a fundraising campaign on her behalf.The couple filmed her rescue, which has since gone viral — prompting over $4,000 in donations that allowed her to have eye surgery that partially restored her vision.

We want people to react to this. Next time you see an animal on the street, call someone or do something. If you can’t help, then get help.This may seem impossible, but as pack animals, dogs respond well to training. If you spend time with your pet in the garden, you can teach them using the usual reward / punishment techniques. Realistic goals include getting Fido to stay in one place while you garden, or training him not to dig up your prize petunias.

A kennel could be a useful and cosy addition for your pooch, and he’ll likely feel more comfortable staying put in a place of his own. Recommended behavioural modifiers include ensuring your dog has plenty of exercise, playing with him regularly, and making sure he is well fed and watered. Remember, dogs are omnivorous, and no amount of training will keep a hungry pup away from your alpine strawberries.