This dog was blind and cancer-ridden…and then a miracle happened


Every day we hear lots of heartbreaking stories about animals that are treated inhumanely and left to die painful deaths. However, it is always heartwarming to hear that some people are willing to put their own lives and interest on the line in order to save an animal that is in need, no matter how much effort is needed. These people put these poor animals first and let go of their own interest for the poor animals’ sake, and we appreciate their work too much, for they give those hopeless animals a second chance in life.

As for Shai, the Egyptian German Shepherd who arrived to Long Island, USA, the odds weren’t looking too in his favour. Shai had tumors all over his body, including his eyes, and he couldn’t see at all. The doctors thought there was a very slim second chance for Shai.

Shai was first rescued by the Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals (ESMA), which is Egypt’s largest no-kill shelter. He is about 1 or 2 years of age, and his initial condition was horrible.


After weeks of chemotherapy at Jefferson Hospital for animals, Shai is only some few weeks away from being totally free of cancer. And to everyone’s surprise, his eyes have healed completely, and he can see perfectly out of them. Only months ago, the doctors believed he will be blind forever, but thankfully, our strong boy Shai made it through.

Right now they are in the process of looking for a home for Shai, who sadly is not very good around cats or smaller dogs. Hopefully they will be able to find a home for him that matches his needs.

If you are able to provide a home for Shai and are living in Long Island, send an email to info@guardiansofrescue.org.