A blind Chihuahua is looking for his owner. No, that isn’t a bad joke. It is a sad truth.
The Animal Protective Foundation acquired the Chihuahua Wednesday. It was found wandering near Erie Boulevard and Monroe Street in the Stockade.
“He was quite hungry and thirsty when he arrived,” said Marguerite Pearson, APF director of communications.
The dog’s age is estimated at 10 years. “His eyes are very cloudy, but he is in good condition and very friendly,” Pearson said. “He likes to be held, his little tail wags and he is a sweet little guy,” she said.
The APF is seeking its owner and is following some leads. “We have had a couple of people who think they know who he is.”
Pearson said the owner hasn’t come forward as of yet, even though the dog was featured on CBS6 Wednesday night. “We don’t know if the owner lives in the Stockade and was displaced by the flood. It is hard to speculate,” she said.
If the owner does not come forward, the APF will try to place the dog in the community. Failing that, it will euthanize the animal in a couple of weeks, Pearson said.
“It is a special-needs dog. It may be diabetic, and it has bad teeth,” she said.
An area veterinarian has offered to provide medications to assist the owner or new owner with the dog’s health problems, Pearson said.
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