Eye Believe

For: Roscoe
Tennessee
Organizer: United Yorkie Rescue
$2,071
of $3,000 goal.
Raised by 29 donors
69% Complete
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The Story

Hi there.  My name is Roscoe.   My story is a sad one, but with your help I can have a happy ending.   If you follow UYR dogs, you may already know me but for those of you who don’t here is my story.  Once upon a time, I may have had a "family"...I can't tell you much about them other than they left me alone and scared at a shelter one day.  I languished in the shelter for months; never understanding why I was always passed up.  Perhaps it was my inability to make eye contact, my downward gaze or the milky white circles in the center of my eyes.  Perhaps it was my perpetual sadness, my matted fur or the long nails that had grown long and curled into my pads.  I will never know but I heard the staff whisper that my time would soon be up.  I didn’t know what that meant but I could tell they had a sad tone in their voice.   Then one day something changed.  A nice woman came to my cage and carefully and lovingly picked up me and whispered the words I longed to hear……”Roscoe, little man, you are being rescued.”  That was the best day of my life.  Soon I was lovingly scooped up by a kind human that I could not see but I knew her arms were soft and loving and she smelled GOOD!   I was placed in a car and there was a long ride; the nice human played the radio and sang songs to me.  She took me home and fed me delicious food and lovingly bathed and groomed me.   I had a family again and I was so very grateful!   My new human noticed right away that I ran into walls, furniture, gates and pretty much everything.   She pointed this out to the Dogtor who confirmed that I had premature cataracts that had almost completely claimed my eyesight at the tender age of only 8 years old.   They recommended that I have the sight restoring surgery to remove my cataracts.   I didn’t know what to think.   Did I dare to dream that I might be able to see again?  My foster Mom promised me we would try our best.  The next step was a trip to the specialist to see if my retinas were in good enough shape to proceed.  I am happy to say that today we found out the answer and that answer is YES!  

Now comes the hard part.  The surgery will cost around $3000.   That is more money than I can even imagine let alone count on my four paws.  I know that is a huge amount of money to spend on a scruffy little mixed breed fella like me.   The Vet thinks I am a Yorkie-Cairn Terrier mix.  Premature cataracts are the number one breed specific medical issue afflicting the Cairn Terrier breed.  I am so very grateful to United Yorkie Rescue and my foster Mom for all that has been given me.  My life was spared.  I have a safe foster home and a great foster human and other furry siblings to play with……. even though I can’t see them.  I am so very blessed that I almost feel selfish to even ask for one more miracle.  But lately I have come to believe in miracles because of all the wonderful things that have happened to a sad and sightless little mixed breed boy languishing in a shelter that everyone passed by.  So, with all the hope in the world and all the love in my heart I am asking you to help me by contributing to my EYE BELIEVE fund raiser.  My surgery is scheduled for Feb. 24th.  Please help me get there.  Every single dollar goes directly towards my sight restoring surgery and dollar by dollar we can get to our goal.  My life is only half lived.  There are balls and butterflies to be chased and faces I long to see and hopefully somewhere in my future a forever home who will love me all the rest of my days.  I believe.  Please believe with me.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 26, 2017

Posted on February 26, 2017

Breaking Roscoe Eye Believe PupDate!

Two days ago Roscoe headed out from his foster home for his surgery.
Roscoe could not see foster Mom but he still smelled her nose and gave her that sweet kiss before being gently handed to the surgery Team. Roscoe had his bilateral cataract surgery, is home and he is seeing his foster home that he has been in for a month now, for the very first time. His Dogtors said the morning after surgery he walked very slowly down the hall, and he would stop and look one way, and then the other. He was seeing so many things! He came home with the least amount of medications and the two white circles that were Roscoe's eyes are now replaced by two soulful spheres. More on his successful event to follow. Welcome home Roscoe! Please help us cover the cost of his care by contributing or sharing and thanks so much for your donation and support!

Posted on February 15, 2017

Posted on February 15, 2017

We have raised almost $1800 towards Roscoe's total Vet bill but still have a ways to go before his Feb. 24th surgery date.  Please help by sharing his story with other Yorkie lovers and accept our immense THANKS for donating towards his care!  Without this surgery, Roscoe will soon be totally blind. As of right now, he can see light/dark only in one eye and a little fuzz in the other. He is only 8 years old, and is in perfect health. Your amazing gift is helping us restore his sight, it is such a precious gift and Roscoe has so many more years in which to live, let’s help him see his future unfold.  Thank You!

Posted on February 15, 2017

Posted on February 15, 2017

We have raised close to $1800 total for Roscoe's total Vet bills and are so grateful!  Without this surgery, Roscoe will soon be totally blind. As of right now, he can see light/dark only in one eye and a little fuzz in the other. He is only 8 years old, and is in perfect health. Please help us restore his sight by sharing his fund raiser with others and THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING!  it is such a precious gift and Roscoe has so many more years in which to live, let’s help him see his future unfold.

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