Matilda is a ten-month-old puppy who arrived at the Kentucky Humane Society on death’s door. The poor pup had been diagnosed with Canine Parvovirus, a highly contagious viral disease of dogs that commonly causes acute gastrointestinal illness. In addition to parvo, Matilda appeared to be having trouble with her vision and was suffering from Congenital eye abnormalities.

Matilda was so weak when she arrived that she was unable to walk and had to be carried inside. We didn’t think Matilda would survive her illness, but we knew we had to give it our all if she was going to have a chance. Matilda spent the next 10 days recovering with the help of medication, IV fluids and TLC, all while getting fed small meals throughout the day to help her gain her strength back. To our amazement, Matilda grew stronger each day and is now negative for the parvovirus, but her road to recovery wasn’t over.

We turned our attention to Matilda’s eyes. Her right eye was shrunken and needed to be removed. Her left eye had entropion, an abnormality of the eyelids in which the eyelid rolls inward. This inward rolling often causes the hair on the surface of the eyelid to rub against the cornea resulting in pain, corneal ulcers, perforations, or pigment developing on the cornea, which can interfere with vision. Matilda had surgery to remove her right eye and repair her left eye. After weeks in foster care, our little blind lady is feeling much better and is ready to find her forever home.

Matilda has survived so much in her ten months of living and deserves the world. She needs a home without kitties and would do great with social dogs who like to play. She also can be a bit needy and would love a home with an owner who doesn’t mind having a shadow. Could you be the one for her? Matilda is spayed, micro-chipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. Learn how to adopt her here.

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