Vets see a lot of horrific incidents while working, but a recent patient at the Northern Pike Animal Hospital in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, truly shocked them. An 11-pound dog arrived at the vet with her eyes sealed shut with super glue. Vets feared that the pup would lose her eyesight, but they didn’t give up hope.
Now, the tiny pup is free of glue, but she suffered many consequences as a result of the abuse. Yet, she’s expected to make a full recovery and eventually find a forever home where she’ll be safe from harm. It’s hard to imagine why anyone would do this to an innocent animal.
No Time for Questions
It’s unclear who glued the dog’s eyes shut, but vets didn’t have time to ask questions. The dog’s owner brought her in for emergency care but didn’t have enough money to cover the medical costs. So, they quickly made arrangements to surrender the dog to Paws Across Pittsburgh so she could be saved. Veterinarian Angie Thompson said she’s never seen anything like it.
“It was a lot. It had to be at least one entire bottle of super glue based on how much was on her face,” said Thompson. “We did some anesthesia with her because it was super painful, a lot of pain meds and we spent about an hour using mineral oil slowly breaking down the glue and peeling off all of her fur.”
The dog, who is currently referred to as Baby Girl until a name is decided, lost her eyelashes and all the hair around her eyes. She also has large ulcers, but her eyesight has been saved.
A Brighter Future
The medical treatment cost thousands of dollars, but it was all worth it because Baby Girl is expected to make a full recovery. She will be ready for adoption once she has fully recovered.
In the meantime, the rescue is working with local humane officers to find the person responsible. They hope that officials can help file animal cruelty charges because actions like this are unacceptable and should be punished.
“It’s horrible and someone should be held accountable for this,” said Diane Raible with Paws Across Pittsburgh. “You shouldn’t be able to do this to an animal and get away with it.”
Paws Across Pittsburgh is known for taking in dogs from abuse and neglect cases. The rescue relies on donations and volunteers to care for these dogs in need. So, if you want to help dogs like Baby Girl and other dogs at the rescue, please consider donating. Baby Girl deserves a better life, and Paws Across Pittsburgh will help her get there!