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Beautiful Apollo needs second surgery to prevent blindness.

A common eye problem in dogs, "Entropion" is an inward rolling of the eyelid edges.

Apollo, a seven month old pit mix was rescued from a fighting ring with his sister only to learn that he needed entropian surgery to prevent blindness. After rescuing Apollo from the Mount Vernon Animal Shelter he went immediately to a wonderful foster home where he is learning basic training and socialization.

He is such a sweet and smart puppy and is always eager to please and snuggle despite the discomfort he is in. His second surgery is sure to end his discomfort and prevent what would otherwise result in blindness in the affected eye.

The first operation went well, but with this type of surgery, going in a second time to remove more of the eyelid was neccessary. Entropion affects many breeds of dogs, but is more common in the bully breeds. 

Entropion is an inward rolling of the eyelid edges that causes the lashes to rub against the eye.This is a common eye problem and can be present soon after birth or acquired later in life. It most commonly affects the lower eyelids.

The surgeons at Central Animal are giving our rescue group Cat Assistance, a 501 (c) 3 non-for profit who helps dogs as well as cats, a considerable break, but funds are still needed.

Click for the "Go Get Funding" page for more on Apollo's emergency eye surgery fund.

Even the smallest amount will help. Remember donations are tax deductible.

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Leslie Yager February 19, 2013 at 10:21 PM
Appolo's inverted eyelash should be easy to correct. Makes my eyes water just to look at the pic though. He's a sweetie!
Margaret Callahan February 19, 2013 at 10:22 PM
my friends dog had this problem, and the surgery fixed it. Good luck to Apollo.
Glen K Dunbar February 19, 2013 at 10:54 PM
What a sweet dog. Where can one mail in or send a donation to help. I can't help much due to this town and some of the people here who walk on me. BUT< I would love to give something. Please advise GLEN
Tina Aronson February 19, 2013 at 11:05 PM
There is a link at the end of the article "Go Get Funding" Thank you to all of you who chose to help out this very special puppy with a heart of gold.
Leslie Yager February 20, 2013 at 08:16 AM
Looks like Appolo's surgery fund is growing!
Glen K Dunbar February 20, 2013 at 01:11 PM
I JUST donated. took me 3 tries to get it to take. But, I did my good deed. If I can do more later on I will. I did what I could for now. Note, I did this for the dog...NOT to help the people of New Canaan who wipe their feet on me and enjoy the good life while I grobble alone in the dust w/o love or anything
Leslie Yager February 20, 2013 at 01:21 PM
that was nice of you Glen to help Appolo's cause! Tina, keep us all posted, okay?
Tina Aronson February 20, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Thank you Glen. Rest assured all the funds collected are going toward Apollo's surgery and are greatly appreciated. Thank you to all the generous folks!!!
Tina Aronson February 22, 2013 at 01:24 AM
*UPDATE* Wanted to let everybody know that Apollo is home resting after his eye surgery. It all went very well. Thank you again everyone who helped make this possible.

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