Pug Who Was About To Be Put Down Because His Owners Couldn’t Afford His Surgery Got The Best Gift Ever


Life is full of surprises. Sometimes, we think that we are completely out of options, and then, all of a sudden, a new opportunity unfolds right in front of our eyes.

When the owners of a 10-month-old female Pug found out that they couldn’t afford the surgery to remove their pet’s infected eye, they were forced to make the hardest decision ever and euthanize her.

Not having the heart to do so, their vet decided to reach out to The Animal Rescue Center of California, asking for some help.

Second Chance

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As soon as the California rescue heard about the heartbreaking story of this pup, they immediately agreed to cover the cost of the surgery.

Delighted with this information, the vet, Dr. Baxter, performed the surgery with successful results.

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Dr. Baxter also offered to foster the pup until she recovered.

Being in such a loving environment, the pup made a very speedy recovery and was then taken in by Giselle’s Legacy in order for her to find a forever home.

Even though the pup, now named Paisley, was sad to part from Dr. Baxter, she was excited to start her new life.

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Being so adorable, Paisley was able to find a forever home in no time.

She is now perfectly healthy, spending her days with incredible hoomans and furry friends who allow her to forget all about her past and totally embrace her future!

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Pugs And Eye Issues

Unfortunately, just like Paisley, many Pugs lose their eye due to numerous eye issues.

Because of their oversized eyelids, this adorable breed is more prone to proptosis – a condition where the eyeball protrudes from its eye socket.

Their large eyes are also more vulnerable to scratches or ulcers on the corneas, which are caused by foreign objects, leading to severe discomfort, redness, and squinting.

Pugs are also very prone to developing cherry eye – a condition in which the gland within the third eyelid protrudes as a red mass in the corner of the eye. Most often, surgery is required to remove cherry eye.

Entropion is another condition that Pugs may be diagnosed with. It is a condition where the eyelid rolls inward and causes the hair on the eyelid to rub against the cornea, which can lead to irritation, tearing, and even corneal damage.

All of these issues can be resolved without any problem if they are dealt with early on. This, however, requires a regular veterinary checkup and proactive eye care.  

If you or somebody you know owns a Pug, it is important to be very attentive and look for any sign of eye discomfort. Any tearing, squinting, or redness is enough reason to seek medical attention.

Another way to help your Pugger out is by regularly cleaning the facial folds around their eyes, as it will prevent skin infections and reduce the risk of eye issues.