Vision. The gift of sight. Something that we too frequently take for granted. Imagine only seeing fragments of the world. Imagine weighing less than 10 pounds and trying to navigate through this big world with only one good eye. This is the predicament Chaz faces every day. Friends, meet Chaz. Chaz is an estimated 9 year old Shih-Tzu / Poodle mix who was found as a stray in North Carolina. He weighs in at a whopping 7.5 pounds. Chaz has a bad cataract in his left eye that needs repair.
On May 19th, my dog Zeke and I will be running in the Canine Biathlon for Chaz. We will take on more than 40 obstacles through woods, sand and water to raise funds for his cataract surgery. My goal is $2,000 and I'm asking you for a donation of $18.00 to help us reach that goal. If you're uncomfortable with donating on line, I can also take cash or a check made out to Carolina Poodle Rescue. I will be happy to come and get the donation.
There is no reason for a baby this small to be wandering the streets alone!! Carolina Poodle Rescue said an unequivocal YES to Chaz when the shelter reached out for help. But helping Chaz is about more than showing him love and patience and getting him current on vaccines. When the cataract is completely developed, as is the case in Chaz's left eye, all functional vision is lost and it is like looking through several sheets of wax paper. The good news is that cataracts can be repaired. Cataract surgery is approximately 95% successful. With successful surgery, most patients regain near normal vision. This is what I want for Chaz!
Chaz is as sweet as can be. He is really tiny. He loves other dogs, and is fine with cats. He does okay on a leash. Chaz has very few teeth and will need a soft diet for the remainder of his life. Though Chaz has been badly neglected in a prior life, it has not affected his sunny personality. Chaz has a loving foster home committed to his post-surgical care so all we need to do is make it happen.
I hope you'll help me get to the finish line for Chaz.
Thank you for your Support!!