We at Happy Nashers know that not all dogs receive the best start to life, but thankfully there are lots of wonderful people who dedicate themselves to giving them the happy future they deserve.
THE BLIND DOG RESCUE
Happy Nashers donates 10% of our profits from each purchase made to the Blind Dog Rescue to support them in their efforts.
THE BLIND DOG
The Blind Dog Rescue are a small but passionate charity dedicated to the rescue of blind and partially sighted dogs. They rescue the most vulnerable dogs who have been subjected to the worst of humanity yet still have an astonishing capacity to adapt, love and become perfect ambassadors for blind dogs everywhere.
Blind Dog Rescue UK also rescue dogs from within the UK who are being surrendered by their owners or being threatened with euthanasia. They often see dogs not being given a chance to show how incredible a blind dog can be and what normal lives they can lead. In these cases they intervene to help owners adjust to having a blind dog, or ensure the dog is surrendered into their care so that they can find them a new home. All of this dedicated work is funded solely by donations.
The dogs in their care are victims of abuse, neglect, disease or trauma. Many are struggling to survive in shelters, tethered on short chains, or straying on the streets in countries where there is no infrastructure for animal welfare or animal rescue. Countries such as Romania, Greece, Spain, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ireland and Cyprus have limited strategies in place to deal with street dogs and unwanted pets and so set up shelters with the most basic facilities and poorly trained staff. These shelters house hundreds of dogs in deplorable conditions just to keep them off the streets and many starve to death or die from disease or injuries sustained during transport to the shelter. It is incredibly difficult for sighted dogs to survive any length of time in these shelters let alone blind or partially sighted dogs. These dogs are sometimes deliberately blinded, involved in road traffic accidents or long-term sufferers of painful conditions such as glaucoma. In order to get them released to the UK they require veterinary care funded by the Blind Dog Rescue, who them give them the safety and comfort of a foster home in which to start healing. Here they are given love and affection and a warm bed - possibly the first they will have experienced in their lifetimes.