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Trevor the blind Jack Russell

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Foal Farm's aim is to take in as many sick, distressed and unwanted animals as possible and restore them to health and happiness. No healthy animal is ever destroyed, and if no home can be found the animal becomes a resident of Foal Farm for the rest of its life.

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Story

We want to share a story with you, about an amazing dog called Trevor.

Trevor (or ‘Trev’ as some of the team are calling him) is a Jack Russell Terrier with a sad story, but a huge heart, and an inspirational ability to keep going against all odds.

Little Trevor was found abandoned in a motorway lay-by, and brought into a local council dog pound as a stray. Like many strays he was grubby, unkempt, hungry, and confused. But unlike most strays, Trevor was completely blind in both eyes.

The local pound could not understand how Trevor had survived on the street, or how he had avoided further injury or worse. They did what they could to trace where Trevor had come from, and to find out if he was lost or had an owner somewhere – but as he was not microchipped and there was no report of a lost dog matching his description, there was nothing they could do.

Many rescue shelters will not take a dog like Trevor – apparently old, blind in both eyes, needing urgent medical attention, and clearly in pain from his eyes, Trevor was a difficult case to take on. Many shelters simply would not be able to treat and rehome him. This is where Foal Farm stepped in.

Trevor arrived just over two weeks ago, from a pound in the midlands. Within hours it was clear that he was not as old as first thought. Although in poor health – hidden beneath the tired exterior was a relatively young and otherwise healthy dog, who with the right treatment and love, could be given a second chance. Although totally blind, Trev was still happy to explore his surroundings – and has even been out on walks with our team, tagging along with other dogs for guidance. What a plucky and inspirational dog he is.

After various assessments with our staff, and visits from the vet, it has been decided that the best way forward for Trev, is to remove his eyes. This may sound like an extreme measure, but as Trev has no sight in either eye, the procedure will not affect his senses any further – and will ease the pain he has been feeling on a daily basis.

The costs of his care and vet bills are likely to exceed £1,000. But Trevor is worth every penny. Trev is clearly a very special little dog, with a huge heart. We are proud to be giving him the help and love that he needs, to give him a second chance. Because all animals deserve a second chance at life.

If you would like to donate towards Trevor’s recovery, we have set up this JustGiving page for him. You can donate as much or as little as you wish, every little helps. Thank you

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