by Cheryl Hanna, Pet Rescue Examiner
My name is Patrick and I am described as a male, tan Poodle - Miniature
In Baldwin Park, California, nearly totally blind, two-year-old stray Patrick, a champagne and white miniature poodle, roamed the streets by himself bumping into corners and paralyzed in fear. Who can even imagine how scared this nine-pound dog could have been; fortunately he was picked up by Animal Control and brought to the Baldwin Park Shelter.
Click here for Patrick's Pet Harbor listing. #ID A4998408. "My name is Patrick and I am described as a male, tan Poodle - Miniature. The shelter thinks I am about 2 years old. I have been at the shelter since Oct 01, 2016." For more information about Patrick, call Los Angeles County Animal Control - Baldwin Park at (626) 962-3577. A Facebook page following this little pup's plight can be found by clicking here.
Medical information on this dog's condition indicates the following:
"Patrick came into the shelter filthy and very matted, and his intake exam found the following: 'microphthalmos on the right eye, [left eye] exophthalmia with black nodule on cornea.' Additionally a section of Patrick's neck and upper chest is raw and partly scabbed over. At this point, he appears to be blind - but that could mean that his larger, left eye has experienced trauma and once treated properly, will be sighted again."
Despite the trauma, the fear and the strange environment, volunteers and staff are amazed at Patrick's patience and desire to be loved. He adores human attention, being petted, and snuggling and perks up when he hears the voice of a volunteer outside his little cage in the medical building; that's when he knows it's time to go into the yard for a potty break and some cuddling. Please share Patrick's plight with approved rescue organizations, family, friends and social media contacts, and help this deserving little pup find the loving family he so deserves.
Check out Patrick's YouTube; sharing saves lives.