Success Stories

Kity

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Backstory

“She lived in a village in the mountains of Picos de Europa in Spain. She was an athlete until she was blind because their owners did not want it take to vet with a problem of conjunctivitis. She looked so sick that I took her to the vet and got him to not take out the eyes thanks to osteopathic treatment, but remains blind. Now their owners don´t want her and I’ve had to be, I have moved to the city to live with my mother very ill with cancer. Kity is very active, so she ne…ed a Muffin’s Halo. I work as volunteer in www.patas.es an animal shelter, but i can´t let Kity live there.”

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Mr. Biffle

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Update

“Mr Biffle received his Muffins Halo today in honor of Yuki… I cannot express my gratitude and thank you enough. ”
Judy Lowe Bostick

Backstory

This is Mr Biffle. He will be 18 years old next month. He is a rescue and gone totally blind in the past year.. He has arthritis and pain from a broken hip and broken tail from abuse before we got him 4 years ago.. He has health issues but he has lived with them but since going blind he often bruises himself or scrapes himself getting around. A Muffins Halo would be a great asset for his quality of life as I am about to go in for a surgical procedure in a week and will be out of work for a week then go back in Jan for a rotator cuff repair… I am a groomer so you know how being off work for months will be a great burden… I am very sorry for the loss of your baby as I cannot imagine being without Mr Biffle.. My husband is a policeman and a Sergeant with the state of Texas at Texas Department Of Criminal Justice… Who ever you halo goes to just know what a welcome gift for any of these deserving babies. You have a heart of gold. God Bless You

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Keller

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Backstory

I rescued a blind one and a half yr old lab mix dog who was abandoned by his owners in Buna, TX and left to wander the streets where he has numerous wounds from being attacked. I drove from the Beaumont Texas area to Buna and picked him up he was so frightened and I took him straight to the vet to be examined. They said he was born blind his eyes never formed. He is the sweetest dog but keeps running into things and I heard about you helping to provide halos for blind dogs. Is there any way you can help me with Keller? I had him neutered and fully vetted and now he needs to be able to get around without injuring himself constantly so please let me know what I need to do to help him get a halo and God bless you for all you do for these poor dogs.  I help foster and rescue dogs from all around my area I have a 3 legged pittie girl who was thrown out in front of a vets office in East TX with a severely injured front leg that had to be amputated and no one would help her so I have her now

Keller Blind Lab Halo

Quinn

 

Quinn Blind Shih Tzu Halo

Update

Quinn got his halo just in time for his trial adoption tomorrow! Thank you so much-hopefully his halo not only makes life easier but is his lucky charm in finding a forever home!

Backstory

“Quinn (formerly know as King) was adopted from the PSPCA in 2008. This past June he was surrendered to Philadelphia’s animal control center (Philly ACCT) in terrible, neglectful condition. He was SEVERELY emaciated, matted all over every inch of his body, had open wounds all over his face with maggots living in them, and untreated chronic dry eye that had progressed into painful, irritated, eyes.

He was transferred to the PSPCA as a cruelty case where they tried tirelessly to improve his eye condition but after almost 2 months of trying, there was no improvement due to how long he had been untreated. He went to see a top ophthalmologist at Penn animal hospital where it was determined the best decision for Quinn was to remove both of his eyes as they were only hurting him & decreasing his quality of life.

He lived in the shelter hospital from June 2015-September 2015 where the very kind vet staff fell in love with him & nursed him back to health. He was recently finally eligible to leave the hospital & he was welcomed into City of Elderly Love rescue & into our home as our foster. He is still getting his bearings so he’s scared to walk a lot and we think this halo will GREATLY improve his life!

He improves a little each day but we think this halo will increase his confidence & decrease his fear! We are so very grateful. He’s such a sweet dog despite all he’s been through.”
Molly

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Chani

 

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Update

Angels,
Check out Chani with her Muffin’s Halo making a TV appearance in Baltimore.
Go Girl!! Chani is ready for her interview on WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore in a few minutes.

Backstory

“Chani was originally surrendered to the Baltimore Humane Society, along with her puppies, a few years ago. Her puppies were quickly adopted. Chani, unfortunately, was not. She became very stressed at the shelter but was luckily placed into an awesome foster home.

After a year in foster, she was adopted into what we thought was her forever home. Unfortunately, once she went blind, Chani was returned to us for being “a burden”. She’s a super sweet girl that loves attention,… walks in the sunshine, and lounging on the sofa. I am hoping a Muffin’s Halo can help her navigate into another go ever home. She looks pretty in pink. ”
Dawn H.

 

 

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Dolly

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“Dolly took to her Muffins Halo like she had always wore it. On the way to the park she was almost galloping. She didn’t stumble once. She seemed even happy. I don’t know if this makes sense. Sunday I took her to the vet. I held the Halo in front of me, she went and stood under it and waited for me to put it on. I’m so glad she has the colored one. I tried to send a video, it was too big to send. Thank you all so very much for giving my Dolly another chance at some good life. When she was working with Hospice I thought we had both found something special to do with our lives. Sometimes life can throw some curve balls. Thank you again for this wonderful gift!”
Dolly and Julie

Backstory

“This is my Angel Dolly. Dolly is 9(?). I rescued her from a puppy mill. She was at least 1 when she chose me.

Dolly and our Baby (our kitty who crossed over the Rainbow Bridge, a few weeks ago) and myself have traveled to CO, CA, CO and finally planted roots in MN.

My Dolly has been a Hospice Service girl in CA and CO. She is so gentle and loving. She has walked with many to there journey across the bridge. I now have a disability which has left me with no job. I did receive a small settlement which has helped with her vet bills. Dolly now has a full blown cataract in one eye and well on her way in the other. She not only is going blind, but also is closer to being deaf. Due to chronic ear infections. She has a wonderful vet. She has helped us so much with our grieving process.

I find when I call out to Dolly and she doesn’t respond because she can’t hear me and I try to get her attention by waving, she just isn’t seeing me either. I cry so much, I can’t lose her either. I don’t know what to do to help her in this transition. Is she happy? I can’t cry around her anymore. She so much deserves better than this. She’s given so much joy to those around her. It’s her turn. Please can you help me? I need to be strong for my lil girl. I just don’t know how. Thank you, Julie and Dolly

 

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Bogart

Bogart Blind Shepard Mix Halo

Update

“Our sweet Maggie Mae and Bogart wearing their angel wings thanks to the generous donation from their secret angels, Muffin’s Halo For Blind Dogs, and Second Chances for Blind Dogs!

Muffin’s Halo For Blind Dogs, helps vision impaired animals like Maggie Mae and Bogart navigate their way around the kennels and sanctuary. Second Chances for Blind Dogs is Muffin’s Halo’s non-profit that donates halos to blind dogs and shelters.

Maggie Mae, for those not familiar with her, is blind in both eyes. While Bogart isn’t blind, he has some neurological issues that affect his sight causing him to lose his sense of direction. Having a Muffin’s Halo angel wings helps Maggie Mae and Bogart navigate their surroundings and keep them from bumping into walls and avoid injuries.

Our heartfelt thanks to the kind angels, Second Chances for Blind Dogs, and Muffin’s Halo For Blind Dogs for making life easier for Maggie Mae and Bogart!”

Backstory

 Although he’s not blind, Bogart has some neurological issues as a result of having suffered from Distemper.

Bogart came to us as a stray, much like all the other rescues in our sanctuary. He was rescued on March 10, 2013. Bogart suffered third degree burns on his body caused by someone who poured boiling water on him. He spent several weeks at the vet and soon recovered.

At one point, Bogart had won an award for thwarting a robbery, when a couple of men tried to get away with some items from the shelter. It was a very proud moment for Bogart, but especially for us.

Sadly, he got sick and was initially misdiagnosed. Once he was treated for Distemper, and survived, it left Bogart unable to walk on his own and with severe muscle twitching. He underwent therapy and is now able to walk on his own, and the muscle twitching has improved significantly to the point that it’s hardly noticeable. But, needless to say, this was all heartbreaking for us.

The reason we feel he would benefit from getting a Muffin’s Halo is due to his uncoordinated movements.Bogart tends to lose his direction when walking, with a Muffin’s Halo, it would protect his head from bumping into things.

Bogart Blind Shepard Mix Halo

Maggie Mae

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“Our sweet Maggie Mae and Bogart wearing their angel wings thanks to the generous donation from their secret angels, Muffin’s Halo For Blind Dogs, and Second Chances for Blind Dogs!

Muffin’s Halo For Blind Dogs, helps vision impaired animals like Maggie Mae and Bogart navigate their way around the kennels and sanctuary. Second Chances for Blind Dogs is Muffin’s Halo’s non-profit that donates halos to blind dogs and shelters.

Maggie Mae, for those not familiar with her, is blind in both eyes. While Bogart isn’t blind, he has some neurological issues that affect his sight causing him to lose his sense of direction. Having a Muffin’s Halo angel wings helps Maggie Mae and Bogart navigate their surroundings and keep them from bumping into walls and avoid injuries.

Our heartfelt thanks to the kind angels, Second Chances for Blind Dogs, and Muffin’s Halo For Blind Dogs for making life easier for Maggie Mae and Bogart!”

Backstory

Maggie Mae was rescued by the Philippine Animal Rescue Team (PART) in June of 2014. Photos of her was shared in various dog groups on Facebook and ultimately made its way to us. Two days after we found out about her, and under the assumption that someone was rescuing her, it turned out that she was still waiting. So we sent our volunteer rescuers to look for her. She was found in the streets, baking in the heat with no food or water in sight, and laying next to a deceased dog. We have no information on the other dog.

Maggie Mae was emaciated and she tested positive for Distemper and Erlichia. She has since been treated and has been living in the sanctuary since her release from out partner vet.

We initially wanted to make changes to her kennel but we operate on a shoestring budget so we have had to make do with what we have.

Maggie Mae gets to roam around with supervision from our staff at the sanctuary. She loves to eat and take naps. As you can see, she has gained weight.

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“Angel” Cookie

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It is with great sadness we share with you that Cookie who so many of us fell in love with, crossed The Rainbow Bridge last week. Our deepest sympathies to mom Magdalena Kruc who adored her cute as a button Cookie. She wishes to pay forward her Pink Small Muffin’s Halo to a blind dog in need.

Update

Day 2 for Cookie with her Muffins Halo. She’s doing amazing.

Backstory

“This is Cookie we rescued her from the shelter a few months ago. She was dropped off by her owner. So sad because she’s been with them for years. They decided they didn’t need her anymore. She is a sweet 12yr old girl who loves to snuggle. Being blind in the shelter can be very scary for anyone. So I rescued her. We love her so much. Hope we have many more years with this precious girl. Show her unconditional love no matter what happens. We always be there for her. She never be abandoned again.”
Magdalena K.

Thanks to an Angel, Cookie is now leading a bump-free life and feeling more confident!
Soar baby girl. We all adore you, especially your angel
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Cookie Blind Shih Tzu blind

Peanut

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“Peanut got her Angel Wings and is LOVING them. She was constantly bumping her eyes and crying. Now she is happy to walk around both inside and outside. THANK YOU ANGELS!!! You truly are saving dogs quality of life! Attached are a few pictures of Peanut in her wings. She is hard to photograph now because she is always on the move.”

Thanks again,

Karen W.

Back Story

– S.N.O.R.T. (Short Nose Only Rescue Team) was contacted about a female pug that was dropped off by an owner who said they couldn’t afford her anymore. She is diabetic and hadn’t been treated for some time. She had wasted away to a mere 8 lbs and due to the untreated diabetes, she had advanced cataracts and the start of glaucoma. She was quite literally on deaths door and SNORT had her admitted to a local emergency clinic. She spent the next week there trying to keep all her organs from shutting down and get her on insulin. They didn’t know how long she would survive and thought it would be best to get her into a home environment to see if she would bounce back quicker.

She was then transported from NY City to Niagara Falls Canada where she would spend the next year with us. When I picked her up I knew I had a task in front of me. But, even in her sickly state she was still happy to see you and only wanted to be picked up and hugged. Peanut the Warrior Princess Pug was with us for about a week when she took a turn for the worse (pancreatitis) and had to be admitted to emergency again, where she had to fight for her life for a second time in less than a month. Once she got out we had to be very careful with her, because of some of her organ damage her diet has to be very strict. She is on 3 different medications for her eyes because she has dry eye on top of pressure issues. We have been able to fight off the glaucoma for now and will continue to medicate. But, her floating cataracts caused a lot of damage in her eye moving around all the time. A month ago she lost all sight in her “good” eye. The Ophthalmologist thinks that the cataract moved and detached her retina.

So, now Peanut is totally blind and having a bit of a hard time adapting. We try to call her when she is about to walk into something, and for the most part it is working. But, when she does walk into something she cries a horrible cry and it breaks our heart. Peanut is a true fighter, a Warrior Princess Pug! She will be able to continue to thrive and be safe with the use of a Muffin’s Halo.

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