Nothing is more upsetting than watching an aged puppy who is crippled and alone in the world. For the most part, it appears that a second chance is not a possibility. Despite the fact that they contributed love and happiness when they were healthy and young, they did so for many years.
Rusty is from Pittsburgh, and he suffered from posterior lens dislocation, which occurs when the supporting ligaments weaken or rip, causing the eye to slip backward.
Rusty underwent double enucleation surgery on October 4 at Humane Animal Rescue in Pittsburgh (HARP) after his eyes began to swell painfully. He was left without eyeballs and his eyelids were stitched up.
“We believed it would be better to have this operation done before Rusty was ready for adoption,” Michele Frennier said, “so that prospective adopters wouldn’t be concerned about having to deal with this procedure in the future.” Marketing Director at HARP.
The group was concerned about Rusty’s future because he was now a sick, blind canine over the age of nine. They doubted he’d be able to locate a family that would provide him with a permanent home.
But every dog, and in his case, numerous, has a guardian angel. Darrell Chulack and his family adopted him and raised him as their own. There was an instantaneous bond.
“After seeing Rusty on Facebook, my daughter Kristen insisted on adopting him. After two weeks of her berating me, I paid a visit to Rusty at the Humane Society. He approached me and began licking my fingers while wagging his tail. “He really melted my heart,” Chulack told Newsweek.
Darrel heard a wordless plea for aid from the defenseless animal’s heart. She claims that the first time she met him, her eyes welled up with tears. For 15 minutes, she put herself on the ground next to the ancient doggie, and he never left her side.
“I adopted Rusty because he had already experienced enough heartache and loss in his life. Rusty was an elderly dog with a handicap, and my heart couldn’t bear leaving him there, so I adopted him then and then. Rusty was given a fresh lease on life by my family and me.
Rusty was unable to find a home since he had already been adopted. It arrived to HARP as part of the Operation Petsburgh initiative, which transports at-risk animals from locations with inadequate resources and medical treatment to HARP.
Rusty was rescued from the Parkersburg Humane Society. He’d been saved from the desolate streets. The workers loved it, but the general public was not interested in adopting it.
They realized that via HARP, he could have a greater chance of finding a new family through the association. And, despite some reservations about his decision, Rusty performed well.
It was unclear if he would endure the travel and being in a strange setting with other dogs because he is an aged and blind puppy. He was the last to disembark from the transport, on his way to Carla Prince’s shelter, yet he appeared composed.
The shelter believes Rusty has been blind for much of his life based on his behavior. He felt at ease with all of the individuals he dealt with and the surroundings he gradually became acquainted with.
Long walks to the neighboring park helped them extend their perspectives. There he met a little dog who had always been eager to meet other dogs, but Rusty was the polar opposite.
Rusty’s calm and friendly nature soothed the other dog as they sniffed each other. Following this conversation, the volunteer determined that Rusty would be a suitable fit for a family with another dog.
Rusty had to be placed for adoption until his operation was completed due to his medical needs. The shelter expected a long wait, but it only took the Chulack family three weeks to locate and adopt him.
Rusty has settled in well with his new home, winning two canine siblings, Bella and Chalupa, as well as a third kitten named Tarzan. Darrell’s four grandchildren, who he is looking forward to playing with.
The Chulacks provided him with a home, his own bed, snacks, and blankets, but most importantly, a lot of love. They assured that even if Grandpa only has a year to live, it will be wonderful for him.