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    • 23 Oct, 2017

    Puppy Who Nearly Lost an Eye Now on the Lookout for New Home

    An eight-week-old puppy, who had a severely infected eye, is on the mend and now on the lookout for his forever home.

    The Jack Russell Terrier, named Beanie, was brought in to Mayhew because he was unfortunately no longer wanted.

    Animal Welfare Officer, AJ Ford, said: “When we brought Beanie back to Mayhew, his right eye was a different colour and looked severely infected. We took him to our Vet Clinic to be seen to immediately.”

    “At Mayhew we are dedicated to helping people in crisis situations. We do not judge and we are here to assist and advise on the best course of action for the animal, no matter what the problem is.”

    Beanie when he first arrived at Mayhew

    The young pup was quickly given a thorough health check by our experienced Vet Team.

    Mayhew Vet, Emily Richardson, said: “When Beanie first arrived, he had a severe eye infection on his right eye that had resulted in deep corneal ulceration. It was so bad that we were considering removing the eye.”

    “However, with very intensive eye treatment, which included serum treatment every two hours, lubrication and antibiotic ointment, and pain relief, the eye slowly began to heal.”

    “We are not sure how it got to that state; it may have been due to physical trauma for example, causing damage to the surface of the eye, which then progressed to a bacterial infection.”

    “Beanie will always have a scar present on the surface of his eye as a result, but he is very happy and playful and was quickly off pain medication.”

    As soon as Beanie was vaccinated and neutered, he was ready to find his perfect home.

    If you are interested in adopting Beanie or any other dogs in our care, please visit here or call 020 8962 8000.

    Our Animal Welfare Officers and Vet Team respond to hundreds of abandoned, neglected and abused animals every year and provide ongoing support to carers and pet owners in vulnerable situations. Find out more about their work by visiting our website and please consider a donation to help them help even more animals like Beanie.

    If you or anyone you know needs to speak to a Mayhew Animal Welfare Officer, then you can call us on 020 8962 8000.

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