Puppy with ‘lots of love and kisses to give’ neglected due to growing eyes
A three-month-old rescue pup is repeatedly overlooked for adoption due to an unsightly growth on his eye.
Miniature poodle cross puppy Mighty Midge has seen all of his siblings secure new homes after being rescued by an RSPCA inspector – but is still waiting his turn.
The Mirror reports he was taken to one of the charity’s animal centers by an inspection team earlier this year.
Despite being a sought after breed, the little Mighty Midge hasn’t been able to find a new home – possibly due to her cherry eye, a condition that can affect pooch eyelids. .
Unlike humans, dogs have three eyelids instead of two. Their third tear gland may become swollen and red, turning into a “cherry eye,” so called because it creates a small pink bulge protruding from the eye itself.
Animal welfare charity Blue Cross says ‘cherry eye’ usually protrudes from the corner of the eye closest to the nose.
They said: “Cherry eye is a common condition inherited from certain breeds of dogs and in rare cases can occur in cats.
“Although unsightly, cherry eye does not normally cause any discomfort in dogs or cats unless left untreated and complications arise.”
Although he is a small pup, Mighty Midge is said to have a “big character” and is brave, adventurous and “super friendly” with people and other dogs.
A statement from the RSPCA’s Sheffield center read: “He just wants to please. He’s into everything that wants to be involved.
“He sleeps in his little bed on the floor next to my bed all night. He’s used to traveling by car and that sends him sleeping in his baby carrier.
“He no longer pees or poops until the early hours. He is used to going in the garden but also uses a puppy pad.
“He’s a lovely little man with lots of love and kisses to give.
“We know he’s a little different, but this amazing baby also deserves his forever couch, just like his siblings found him.”
The food-loving dog can live with children and other puppy friends, but he still needs to learn that “it’s okay to be alone” sometimes.
He will need to attend training classes to help him grow into a well-rounded adult dog.
Mighty Midge’s story is tragic – but there’s good news on the horizon for the little pooch.
He won’t have to suffer from cherry eye for much longer, as vets will correct his condition when he’s old enough to be neutered.
And the icing on the cake? The RSPCA says Mighty Midge has finally been booked – giving this little pup’s story a happy ending.
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