Howie was a blind street dog living in an open-air shelter in Tecate, Mexico. The frightened, confused pooch lost nearly 20 pounds waiting for someone to rescue him. He was anxious, alone, and losing hope. That’s when California’s Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team (S.T.A.R.T.) swooped in!
Suddenly, Howie found himself in the care of a loving foster mom. Instead of a dirty concrete slab, he had a warm bed to sleep on. Instead of a noisy shelter, he had the peaceful routine of a stable home.
The handsome Shepherd mix began to gain weight and feel safe. He was taken to a veterinary ophthalmologist who confirmed his blindness. Surgery was performed to relieve the pressure in his eyes and put an end to Howie’s pain and discomfort.
After all he has been through, Howie now has a permanent home, a family to call his own, and a brand new name – Ghost!
Since its inception, S.T.A.R.T. has helped transport almost 12,000 at-risk animals to new homes and rescue facilities. But they couldn’t do it without the support they receive from programs like iHeartDogs and GreaterGood.org’s Second Chance Movement.
Every purchase from the Second Chance Movement collection funds miles of transport from high-risk shelters to no-kill facilities where dogs like Ghost have all the precious time they need to find loving families!
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