When we speak of our Res-Q Fund, it is sometimes hard to understand the importance of it until you actually see the animals that it helps. Our Res-Q Fund was set up to help animals in need of medical care that have nowhere else to go. Lucas is one of those that is need of help right now.
We received an urgent plea from a rescue in Tennessee for help with a beautiful, young, Catahoula Leopard Dog named Lucas. Lucas found himself in the local pound in the south and was so lucky to have a rescue group come in and notice him. We hate to think of his fate if they hadn't. Lucas is only about 1 1/2 years old, and has a congenital deformity that has caused him to be completely blind. His eyes are too small for his eye sockets. This condition is not always painful, and only requires treatment in the cases where there are complications. Unfortunately, Lucas has severe weeping from both eyes. He will need to have his eyes removed to alleviate the irritation. Once Lucas is updated with his vaccines, which will take a few weeks, he will undergo surgery to remove both of his eyes, then his road to recovery will begin.
Lucas is an absolute heart breaker. When he arrived and the transporter brought him through our doors, we were taken with him instantly. Lucas is timid and a bit unsure of his surroundings, and understandably so, but he just could not be any sweeter. He just melted when our staff began comforting him and letting him know that he would be alright. It only took minutes for Lucas to roll on his back and get a giant smile on his face when we began scratching his belly, and he seems to know that he is in good hands because he has not stopped smiling since. Lucas is unsure of how to walk on a leash but he is learning, and he is enjoying going outside to check out the smells and sounds of the new world around him. He absolutely adores people and is so content to have you pet him, talk to him, and just treat him with kindness. Once Lucas gets through his upcoming procedure and is completely recovered, he will make a wonderful addition to a loving, caring family.
We could not help the special needs cases such as Lucas without the help of our generous supporters. This is what our Res-Q Fund is for, and there is never a time that it is not needed. Please donate to our Res-Q Fund and help.
Lucas will not be available for adoption until he is recovered, and gets a clean bill of health, but please stay tuned for updates on our darling new friend, and thank you for helping us to help him and so many others. He is at Popcorn Park, the AHS facilities in Forked River. For more information, call us at 609-693-1900 or e-mail us.