Blind, Diabetic Stray Stays Sweet After Being Dumped in the Desert
By Jim Kober – Director of Content
Sweet Pea is a three-year-old diabetic, blind, Boxer mix who came to RAD Rescue after being found as a stray in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. She is blind due to years of neglected diabetes treatment. Sadly, owners dumping pets in the desert has become more and more common, and this may be how Sweet Pea ended up on her own. The act is horrendous, infuriating, and boggles the mind.
Despite being so emaciated and with little life left in her, Sweet Pea lived up to her name. RAD Rescue is emphatic about the sweetness of this dear girl. She came to the rescue achingly underweight, but thanks to high-quality pet food donations from GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank, she gained back the weight needed and is now right around her ideal weight of 40 pounds.
“Thanks to the wonderful donations RAD Rescue receives from GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank, we were able to focus our funds toward the care and medical needs for Sweet Pea instead of the growing cost of food. We greatly appreciate the support that Rescue Bank provides to our rescue, especially in cases such as Sweet Pea’s.” – RAD Rescue