It’s a sad fact that there are people in this world that just don’t seem to care about anything or anybody, but themselves. And it’s extremely unfortunate that many people like this tend to abuse, neglect, or abandon their animals. Keep reading to discover a story about strength and overcoming the odds, but don’t forget the tissues because this one might be a tearjerker.Unfortunately, Bear didn’t exactly have the easiest start to his life. In fact, given the odds, Bear shouldn’t even be alive to tell his tale. But thanks to the love of humans, and Bear’s will to survive, he’s as strong as ever.
Out of nowhere, a car came around the corner and hit Bear. Whether the driver realized it or not, it drove off, leaving Bear on the ground to die. Fortunately, there was someone there to help the dying puppy.
Knowing that Bear had been hurt, she immediately rushed him to the animal hospital. Bear was in a pretty dangerous spot, but the hospital staff was able to save his life.
“His left eye was bloodshot and painful and his right eye was completely demolished,” explained his current owner Katie. “The right eye was literally melting out of his head. He looked like something out of a sick horror movie,” she continued.
The saddest part isn’t that he was hit, or that he lost his eyes. The saddest part was how his owner reacted when she saw him. Instead of being grateful that her dog survived, the owner said she’d be back to pick him up, but she never returned.
One of the staff members at the hospital was touched by Bear’s story, so she told her daughter Katie about him. It was clear that they only had one option.
That’s all it took for Bear to have his life completely turned around. Thanks to Katie and her mother, Bear is now “the happiest sweetest pup”! But they weren’t out of the clear just yet.
“At first his blindness caused issues. For example, he wouldn’t walk unless he was between someone’s legs, he was terrified of cars, and new environments were hard for him. But with patience and understanding, those obstacles were overcome and he runs through life with glowing confidence,” explained Katie.
And Katie and her mom were most certainly capable of showing Bear the love that he deserved. Katie and Bear’s relationship wasn’t exactly a one-way street, either. Bear helped Katie out, too!
“Whenever I’m feeling down or more panicked than usual he will sit on top of me, lick my face, and do anything in his power to lighten my world. It can be so hard when you have a dog with issues, but I swear it gets so much better and it is always worth it,” said Katie
With Katie by his side, Bear is learning to be more comfortable with his inability to see. And instead of cowering between her legs, Katie can tell that he’s becoming more and more willing to lead the way.
Fortunately, there were loving people there to help Bear get the help that he needed. And even though his original owner didn’t want him, Bear found a forever home full of love!