A dog which had to have both of his eyes removed after being neglected by his owner has been nursed back to health by the RSPCA and is now looking for a new home.
As the Peterborough Telegraph previously reported, Trudy Oakley received a £250 fine and avoided jail, despite already having a suspended sentence for an unrelated matter, after leaving her Staffordshire bull terrier Pooch with a congenital condition, which caused his right eye to erupt, for five years.
Pooch was seized by the police from Oakley’s property in Redmile Walk, Peterborough, then placed into the RSPCA’s care, before being rushed to a vet who removed his right eye.
The 10-year-old was taken in by RSPCA Peterborough and subsequently had to had his left eye removed, but is now fit and healthy again and looking for a new home.
A spokesman for the RSPCA siad: “Since the surgery Pooch has been given a new lease of life!
“We have noticed a huge difference in his behaviour and he is now enjoying the good life that he deserves. He copes amazingly well and can still do all the things that dogs enjoy doing.
“He loves his food, his bed, the sofa, his cuddles, but most of all human company, so he would benefit from having someone at home for part of the day. “He is looking for a home with no other animals where he will get full 100% attention him and a home with no young children. He is an older boy who doesn’t require much exercise, although he does enjoy a little mooch in the sunshine.”
Pooch is currently at home at the RSPCA’s Block Fen centre in March where he can be visited. You can alos call the centre to enquire about Pooch on 0300 123 0726.