From Sue, a shelter volunteer:
From the Ashtabula County Animal Protective League in Ashtabula, OHIO:
We've got a dog at the ACAPL, his name is Barnett, and he's blind. He's amedium sized black/brown/white mixed breed dog, a good natured guy. He's been in the system since probably early February 2011; and was adopted and returned this month. I am clear that in the right environment, he *is* a good dog
I was told that Barnett is good with other dogs and is currently kenneled with 3 other dogs. He can be a little picky at first, but only because he can't see them and has to get used to them being with him. No aggression or anything
though. They don't know the cause of the blindness or when it happened, but that
it is a detached retina. He does seem to do well in the shelter, but we are
currently 50+ dogs over capacity and they have already put 2 dogs on the euth
list. :( So it would be great if we could move him to somewhere safe.
The person who adopted and then brought him back this month said it was because
it was too much for him to take care of a blind dog. It was nothing on Barnett's
part, but more that the owner wasn't willing/able to take care of him.
Please let me know if there are any more questions.
Thank you so much!
ACAPL Rescue Coordinator
Barnett can be found at:
Barnett is male, beagle mix, 3 years 3 months old, and is neutered. He's animal ID # 12351757.
Ashtabula County Animal Protective League
Phone: (440) 224-1222