Associated Humane Societies
& Popcorn Park


a blind dog and his dad get a second chance

Once again, so many caring, compassionate people come together to help animals in need and we're very happy to say that not one, but two deserving dogs have been saved.  This time, it's a blind dog and his dad.  

It was a happy day over a year ago when Buddy, a totally blind, young boxer mix, and his dad, Big Daddy, were adopted from a small North Carolina animal shelter.  Times were not so happy when the father and son duo were returned recently and this time, their chances of getting adopted looked bleak.  It's not that there is something wrong with these lovable pups, but the fact is, it's a little tougher to get a pair of dogs adopted together, especially when one has a minor disability and they're in an overcrowded shelter in the south, and time is of the essence.  

So many began networking for Buddy and Big Daddy and eventually, an email came our way here at AHS/Popcorn Park.  How could we say no?  Arrangements were made with a wonderful organization, Flying Fur Animal Rescue, and their pilot, Paul Steklenski, took the trip to Wilson, N.C. to pick up Buddy and Big Daddy, and fly them up to us in New Jersey.  The boys have arrived and we love them already!

Buddy (tan) is about 2 years old and is totally blind, and counts on his dad, Big Daddy (black) who is about 4 years old.  Blind dogs get around perfectly fine once they are acclimated to new surroundings, but Buddy tends to rely on his dad to show him around.  The pair are adorable together and Big Daddy has such patience with his son, who occasionally crashes into him and knocks him over.  They are both such sweet, well behaved boys that love people of all ages and get along fine with other dogs too.  They are now looking for a home where they can stay together forever, and have a good family of their own to love and care for them.  Please stop in AHS/Popcorn Park to meet them, and please consider making a donation toward their care.  Thank you again, to pilot Paul Steklenski, and all of the people that helped to bring these two sweet boys to safety and ensure that they will have a happy future!

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