To help more animals like Bertie for Animal Health Trust because we want to help prevent blindess in animals.
“Bertie had been let down badly a number of times in his short life and most recently by a controversial and now defunct organisation who supposedly ‘rescued’ him last year after he had been thrown into a canal and left to drown. Hundreds and hundreds of pounds in donations were taken for Bertie who needed cataract operations on both eyes, sadly Bertie didn’t get all the treatment that the public paid for which resulted in him having very little vision which for such a young Stafford with many years ahead of him this wasn’t good.
Bertie is now safe
thanks to TARAG and other groups working together and he came into the
care of Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue in January 2015. With us he
has received the treatment, love and care he so desperately needed and
is being fully assessed and worked on in order to find his one day,
When we took Bertie for his first vet visit in January he was generally
in good health apart from his eyes; had also been castrated back in
August 2014 but his stitches had been left in! We were not happy about
the eye that had the cataract removed and the other eye had not been
touched despite the huge amount of money donated specifically for his
operations. A decision was made that Bertie needed specialist treatment
and an appointment was arranged with Claudia Hartley & Ben Blacklock
at the Animal Health Trust. After various tests, as suspected poor
Bertie was completely blind in his left eye; his retina had completely
detached, the eye was livid and it was suspected he was in pain. The
other eye needed the cataract removing and everyone kept their fingers
crossed that his sight could be saved. He
has now had his cataract removed and the other eye has been taken out
and is healing well.
Bother operations were successful and AHT are pleased with the sight he has gained in his remaining eye; he’s in excellent health and has regular check-ups at AHT which will continue for some time to come. Without surgical intervention, Bertie would have gone blind and he owes AHT a huge debt of gratitude; without their skill his outlook on life today would literally have been very different. They gave him his vision back, took away his pain and gave him a quality of life which was cruelly denied him before. Bertie’s Mission has been set up to help raise 50k for AHT so that they can help more animals like Bertie, prevent them from losing thier sight and help prevent further eye disease. So please dig deep and help him raise funds for them so that other animals can benefit from their care and expertise.”