Happy ending for dog that was going blind
11:04am Thu Jan 12, 2017
Hector with Yvonne Smith from Halfway Home Dog Rescue.
Hector with Yvonne Smith from Halfway Home Dog Rescue.
Life is finally looking good for a stray dog that was taken in by an animal rescue centre at Collingham.
The Shar-Pei, named Hector by workers at Halfway Home Dog Rescue, has had an operation to stop him going blind and been found a new home.

He needed the costly operation to stop his wrinkly skin falling in front of his eyes.

Donations flooded in after centre owner Mrs Val Hosegood appealed through the Advertiser for help.

“It was the Advertiser that got the ball rolling,” she said.

A Shar-Pei expert in Bristol successfully carried out the operation at the end of December.

A Halfway Home volunteer made an early morning trip with Hector, who was able to return home the same day.

“The vet said it was one of the worst cases they had operated on,” said Mrs Hosegood.

Hector’s eyes have healed and Mrs Hosegood said he had started playing and jumping.

When he first went to the rescue centre, Hector was timid.

On Saturday, Hector was given a new home with a family in Witham St Hughs.

They spotted him in Lincoln when he was among five dogs taken to the city for a charity collection day.

The family visited the dog twice at the centre and now that Hector is fully recovered they have been able to take him home.

“I am over the moon,” said Mrs Hosegood.

The centre always has dogs that need loving homes. More information is at the Halfway Home Dog Rescue website.

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