The 15-year-old dog was not taken care of by his owners before he was heartlessly dumped at a shelter. He was nearly blind, and he needed a new owner. Being a senior blind dog at the animal shelter, his chance at getting adopted wasn’t strong. Spunky was a favorite at the shelter. An adorable ball of fluff who loves walking and cuddling. The hope he found at this point of his life proves none of us should give up; occasionally he would bump into a wall or furniture, a clear indicator that he was struggling to see. Spunky’s sight suffered because of his cataracts; in one eye he had limited vision, and in the other he was completely blind. The Lange Foundation did not know much of Spunky’s life history, but they could help with his future. They set him up to have cataract surgery. Dr. Michael Chang, at the VCA Animal Hospital in West Los Angeles, performed the surgery and removed Spunky’s cataracts. His life was changed when he was given that chance, Spunky was feeling younger than he had in years. He had his energy back Spunky is an Affenpinscher senior but with puppy energy.
Michelle saw his story in an online post. She said she knew she was going to take him home as soon as she saw him in the shelter’s cage. However, what really attracted her to him was the fact that he had cataracts, as she has them too. “The thing that sold me on him really was that he had cataracts, and I have cataracts, and we were just meant to be in a dog house together alone,” Michelle said with a laugh. “My vision is pretty bad and I’m waiting to have the same surgery as Spunky.” Lange Foundation is dedicated to saving impounded companion animals, and preparing them for a journey to a new, safe, loving world.