She is only months old – but has already been subjected to the worst of humanity. Poor Lolly, a crossbreed, was picked up from the streets after being ‘thrown out of a car or cart’ by her cruel owners.
It is thought the five-month-old landed on her head – leaving her in a dazed state until she was rescued by Blind Dog Rescue UK. A spokeswoman said: “Lolly was found dazed, dehydrated and abandoned on a back road. She may have been thrown out of a car or cart and landed on her head.”
Lolly is currently living at a vet clinic in Bulgaria – but will be flown over to the UK once a new family comes forward for her.
She has been described as a “sweet girl and can be playful but can appear slightly dozy and sleeps quite a lot”.
“She needs a quiet home without a lot of bustle or small children and one other quiet dog only,” the spokeswoman added.
“She can be shy with other dogs at first but does enjoy playing with just one other dog. She is good with cats but may chase playfully. She is great with people but is a little wary at first.
“When she is fully grown the vets reckon she wont be more that 10 kilos. Her rescuer thinks from her paws she could be a little more but not much more.”
Although Lolly was rescued by Blind Dog Rescue UK, she is fully sighted and is not known to have any other disabilities.
The charity works to rehome blind and partially sighted dogs who have been subjected to the “worst of humanity yet still have an astonishing capacity to adapt, love and become perfect ambassadors for blind dogs everywhere”
Many of the dogs in their care have been victims of abuse, neglect, disease or trauma – and struggle to survive in shelters.
A Blind Dog Rescue UK statement reads: “It is incredibly difficult for sighted dogs to survive any length of time in these shelters let alone blind or partially sighted dogs.
“We need to get to these dogs quickly and secure their immediate release and treatment.
“These dogs may have been deliberately blinded, involved in road traffic accidents or long term sufferers of painful conditions such as glaucoma.
“They need veterinary care and to be given the safety and comfort of a foster home in which to start healing.
“Here they are given love and affection and a warm bed – possibly the first they will have experienced in their lifetimes.
“At this point we are able to start assessing and promoting these wonderful dogs for forever homes.”