Squint your eyes for sixty seconds. It becomes very difficult to see. Things get pretty blurry. Imagine trying to find your dinner plate this way. Maybe you love to run and be active, but how hesitant about playing will you be when you can't see where you're going? Life can become pretty difficult, even pretty scary, if you can't see your way around it.
Meet Barney. Barney first came to the Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) as a stray in February of 2018, and was quickly adopted out. Between February and November of 2018, Barney began losing his sight and suffered from a growing sense of fear. That overwhelming sense of fear was making his living arrangement difficult. So Barney was returned to CCHS.
After Barney came back to CCHS we had the sight loss investigated and it was determined at Animal Eye Care of Western New York that he had developed cataracts in both of his eyes, an odd development for a five year old dog. It was found that in his left eye is a fully matured cataract and in his right eye is a juvenile cataract. It was also made known at that time that Barney's sight can be saved. Barney's sight can be restored. Barney is in need of corrective surgery on his eyes that will restore his sight. The cost for Barney's surgery is $5,500 and it will need to be done soon to achieve optimal results. Barney's condition continues to worsen, and if the surgery is not done soon he will lose his sight completely.
With your generous gift, Barney will be able to have his surgery. Barney will be able to see again.
Barney is currently being fostered by Barb and Mark Pelka in Cheektowoga, NY. Barney is with people who love him and are willing to take the time to make sure he knows his surroundings. Mark says "He's getting along alright with a lot of guidance, but there is some trouble with him walking into narrow objects." This foster situation is perfect for Barney, not only to Barb and Mark adore Barney, they are also close to Animal Eye Care of Western New York, which means less travel stress on him as he goes through the procedure and the check ups that follow.