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13 Mar

Four-year-old Bravo was relinquished by his family to a Denver shelter because he was blinded by congenital cataracts and they found him to be too much of a burden. Although the shelter tried to find him a forever home, the behaviors he had developed to manage his blindness, proved to be an obstacle.

Westie Rescue Network placed Bravo in a foster home with another Westie boy and testing indicated that surgery might restore most of his sight. Bravo was in a cone for several months after surgery while his eyes healed and his daily medications included six types of eye drops and two oral medications. According to his foster dad "Watching Bravo discover his world after surgery was one of the most rewarding foster experiences." Many of Bravo's bad behaviors gradually disappeared once he could see his surroundings and he learned to interact comfortably with other dogs.

Ironically, Bravo was adopted by an Optometrist and his wife and now romps happily with a new Westie brother.