Sheba came into the Rescue's care on 6th November 2005, when she was found straying in Congleton, aged about 6 weeks. She was rehomed on 16.11.05 to a local lady, and stayed with her until 11.8.10, when she was returned to us, as the owner was moving away and couldn't take Sheba with her.
When she came back to us we noticed that she had what appeared to be a cataract forming on her left eye, even though she was only six years old. We knew it would be difficult to re-home a 6 year old dog with this condition, and so she was placed into foster care. Over time the cateract has deteriorated and we decided to try to raise the necessary funds to remove the cateract. After blood test wer taken at our local vets Sheba was referred to a specialist vet.
At this point we were very optimistic as we had raised the necessary funding through our appeal - we are extremely grateful to everyone who responded to this.
We were devastated to find that the specialist vet diagnosed that she was blind in the one eye and had glaucoma in both eyes. This condition is congenital. Sheba had shown none of the classic symptoms of glaucoma - screwing up of the eyes, listlessness, hiding in dark corners, which denote the severe headaches which come with this condition.
Sheba is currently receiving treatment - two different types of drops for each eye, and the pressure on the eyes has reduced. She will have to have drops in the eyes for the rest of her life, and ultimately may have to have the eyes removed.
Alsager Animals in need will always support Sheba, meeting all veterinary costs, and are indebted to the family who foster her. Sheba is very much loved and is a lovely affectionate dog. With continued public support we are sure she will continue to live happily.
We have recently been awarded with a £500 cheque from Pet Plan.