The NCA Rescue program depends on teamwork and many resources to provide the best care for Newfoundlands.
A puppy producer surrendered Storm to NCA Rescue when she was no longer useful.
Storm’s foster care provider quickly reported several concerns, “…. I am not sure if her vision is 100%. Storm fell right into the routine here and is now fearful and having trouble navigating and is refusing to step up one stair to the kitchen to eat, she is crying and very unsettled.”
NCA Rescue maintains ongoing relationships with several veterinarians. Three veterinarians reviewed options and developed a treatment plan to repair severe entropion including two eye surgeries.
One veterinary ophthalmologist noted, “She’s also been diagnosed as being cross eyed and explained that she sees this condition in a lot of puppymill dogs who have never been outside of a small dark area. As the dogs try to adjust to their small darkened area to see, their eyes lose the ability to look further. It may get a bit better with time but overall Storm’s eyes most likely will never go straight again which is what is causing the third eyelids to not open completely.”
Storm’s eye surgeries totaled $ 5,431.94, funded by NCA Rescue.
Donors help to replenish the NCA Rescue Fund by their generous donations, applying for corporate matches, directing bequests and memorials, and other funding sources such as IRA distributions.