A rescued blind senior Labrador in Cincinnati, has been living and awesome and happy life after having his eyes removed.
Redditor, redhotsedative, shared the story of his rescued senior Labrador posted photos of the blind pooch.
“So I decided I wanted to help out with a local organization called Cincinnati Lab Rescue. I was looking at their website and they had this old black lab with cataracts and severe glaucoma,” he posted.
According to the post, the black Lab had been left for dead on the side of the road probably because of his condition. Luckily, Cincinnati Lab Rescue took the dog in, took care of him, and put him on pain meds.
Sadly, despite everything the rescue did, the Lab’s condition did not improve.
“He was losing weight fast, he became a hospice case. The options were to keep the current meds going and hope he makes a comeback, or have both of his eyes removed – a double enucleation a pricey surgery that can be difficult to recover from,” redhotsedative said.
The Redditor decided to pay for the dog’s surgery and adopted him soon after.
Seven months later, the Labrador has is pain free and the sweet pooch is loving life once again!
Despite not being able to see, the black Labrador enjoys car rides as much as any normal dog – feeling the air underneath his cheeks and encountering different awesome scents.
The Labrador loves snuggling and staying by his loving owner’s side too. The amount of love the Lab and his owner share is evident in the photos the Redditor shared!
“He’s shown me a new perspective on life,” the Reddit post reads. “He lived his whole life mistreated (likely chained up — damage to his neck, cannot use a collar on him) and now he’s the happiest dog in my pack.”
The post sure touched the hearts of many Redditors.
“Taking in an old dog is a great thing to do. Taking in a black dog is a great thing to do. Taking in an old black dog who’s also blind and requires an expensive operation? Bravo! So glad he’s doing well and enjoying life with you and your pack!” user didyouwoof said.
redhotsedative said he shared his Lab’s story to encourage people to give older, black, and disabled dogs a chance.
“Puppies are great and all, but when you take an older dog that’s been through hell and back and show him a wonderful life – words can’t describe the love and happiness they emanate,” he said.