LONDON — An animal shelter has been inundated with offers of help after it requested a home for a pair of Great Danes — one of which is blind and totally dependent on the other.
Louise Campbell, the manager of Dogs Trust Shrewsbury, said that more than 200 people have responded to the call for help and possibly a new home since the shelter went public about the dogs’ plight a few days ago.
“It’s been phenomenal,” she said, Campbell said that 6-year-old Lily. became reliant on Maddison, 7, after a rare medical problem caused her eyelashes to grow into her eyeballs, leaving them so severely damaged that they had to be removed.
“Everything they do involves close contact. They check in with each other all the time,” she said.“They have developed such a strong bond ... we wouldn’t split them up, that would be unfair to both dogs.”
Campbell said potential owners had previously just walked past the pair, “put off by the idea of having two large dogs, and one without eyes can be a bit shocking.”