How could they? Puppies Maggie and Matilda are left blinded after being doused in chemicals and abandoned in park

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A puppy has been blinded and another may lose its sight after they were doused in dangerous chemicals and left for dead in a park.

Maggie and Matilda are two female Staffordshire Bull terrier pups that were found abandoned in a park on Merseyside with serious ulceration to their eyes.

Vets have tried to save the sight of both of the puppies but tragically Maggie is now blind and Matilda is undergoing operations on her eyes.

Blinded: The puppies were doused in dangerous chemicals and left for dead in a park in Bootle, Liverpool.

They were found abandoned in a park in Bootle covered in the mystery substance which has discoloured their fur and could have caused serious infection.

Animal welfare officers at Freshfields Rescue Centre are now caring for them and are appealing for donations after spending more than £2,000 in vet fees and operations.

 General Manager Helen Stanbury said: “One of the of the pups is blind, the other has some vision but must be operated on today if that vision is to be saved

Vets tried to save the sight of both of the puppies but tragically Maggie is now blind and Matilda is undergoing operations on her eyes. Animal welfare officers at Freshfields Rescue Centre, who are now caring for them, are appealing for donations after spending more than £2,000 in vet fees and operations

‘Both pups have severe ulceration of the eyes and the ophthalmic specialist believes this to be a result of some chemical having been spilt over the pups.

‘The skin condition is possibly also related to this although we cannot rule out mange at this stage.

‘Freshfields has had to pay out £433 so far in vet fees and will be paying in the region of £2,000 for the first operation.

‘The blind puppy isn’t currently well enough to be operated on so we will be monitoring her in the short term and a decision about her treatment made in the next few days.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2228683/How-Puppies-Maggie-Matilda-left-blinded-doused-chemicals-abandoned-park.html#ixzz2CijWiOIV

UPDATE

Maggie + Matilda update 12 11 2012

Published on 12 Nov 2012 by 

Recorded on November 12, 2012 using a Flip Video camcorder.

If you want to donate to these adorable little angels:-

Liverpool Centre – Telephone: 0151 – 931 – 1604

Freshfield Animal Rescue Centre
East Lodge Farm, East Lane, Ince Blundell,
Liverpool L29 3EA
admin@freshfieldsrescue.org.uk
kennels@freshfieldsrescue.org.uk
cattery@freshfieldsrescue.org.uk
wildlife@freshfieldsrescue.org.uk

 

The Humane Society of the United States Offers Reward in Vermont Horse Mutilation Case

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he Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for blinding and disfiguring a horse in Essex, Vt.

The Case: The Essex Police Department gives the following account: Overnight May 16, someone used an unknown chemical to blind and severely burn a 13-year-old paint mare named Nellie at her Essex, Vt., farm. Nellie’s owner discovered a slimy substance on her horse’s face, extending from her forehead to her nostrils, when she went to feed Nellie that morning. The horse’s veterinarian determined that Nellie suffered a chemical burn. Surgery to mend Nellie’s injuries is expected to cost about $2,000. The Spring Hill Horse Rescue is helping the owner with veterinary expenses.

“This act of violence against this innocent horse is sickening,” said Joanne Bourbeau, northeastern regional director for The HSUS. “Nellie will no doubt face months of recovery from her injuries, and her owner is facing thousands of dollars in veterinary expenses. We are hopeful that this reward will bring forward anyone with information about this heinous crime.”

The InvestigatorsEssex Police Department Cpl. Ed Piro is investigating. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call him at 802-878-8331.

Resources: The HSUS Animal Cruelty Campaign raises public awareness and educates communities about the connection between animal cruelty and human violence while providing a variety of resources to law enforcement agencies, social work professionals, educators, legislators and families. The HSUS offers rewards in animal cruelty cases across the country and works to strengthen laws against animal cruelty. To see information on statistics, trends, laws and animal cruelty categories, click here.

News Link:http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2012/06/vermont_horse_mutilation_reward_060712.html

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