BRIEF: Pogo the one-eyed puppy among Michigan dogs looking for homes
Feb 08, 2013 (Detroit Free Press - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Pogo, a 4-month-old puppy, recently lost his left eye because of glaucoma -- but not his spirit.
The Jack Russell terrier, which will be featured on the Humane Society's Valentine's Telethon next Thursday, is now on the mend and looking for a new home.
The puppy was turned over to the Michigan Humane Society about a month ago when his owner couldn't care for him. Two weeks later, he had surgery on his eye.
"He was in very, very serious pain when he came to us," Michigan Humane Society spokesman Kevin Hatman said.
Pogo, a fitting name for a dog that jumps while playing, is recovering quickly and likes to be around people.
Down the road, it's possible he could lose his right eye because of the medical condition, Hatman said.
Money raised during next week's telethon helps pay for animal care -- like the cost of surgery and medicine for Pogo, which so far has run about $500, officials said.
Pogo is expected be ready to be adopted in one to two weeks.
"He really is an exceptional little guy," said Jennifer Rowell, MHS Detroit Center for Animal Care shelter manager. "But he's got some big obstacles as far as finding a home."
People interested in adopting Pogo can contact Rowell at 313-872-3400.
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