How Is That Possible? Puppies Maggie And Matilda Went Blind After Being Doused In Chemicals And Abandoned In A Park

How is that possible? Puppies Maggie and Matilda went blind after being doused in chemicals and abandoned in a park

Published :13:38 BST, 6 November 2012 | Update : 18:16 BST, 6 November 2012

One animal was left blind and another may have lost its sight after they were doused in dangerous chemicals and left for dead in the park.

Maggie and Matilda are two female Staffordshire Bull terriers who were found abandoned in a park in Merseyside with severe eye ulcers.

Vets tried to save both puppies’ sight but tragically, Maggie is now blind and Matilda is undergoing surgeries on her eyes.

Blind: Puppies were doused in dangerous chemicals and left to die in a park in Bootle, Liverpool.

They were found abandoned in a park in Bootle covered in a mystery substance that has discolored their fur and can cause serious infections.

Animal welfare officers at Freshfields Rescue Center are now looking after them and are appealing for donations after spending more than £2,000 on vet fees and operations.

General manager Helen Stanbury said: “One of the puppies is blind, the other has some sight but must have surgery today if that vision is to be saved.

Vets tried to save both puppies’ sight but tragically, Maggie is now blind and Matilda is undergoing surgeries on her eyes

Animal welfare officers at Freshfields Rescue Centre, who are now looking after them, are appealing for donations after spending more than £2,000 on vet fees and operations

Both puppies suffered from severe eye ulcers and the optician believes this was the result of some chemicals being spilled on them.

“Skin conditions may also be involved in this although we cannot rule out the possibility of management at this stage.

“Freshfields has paid £433 so far in vet fees and will pay in the region of £2,000 for the first surgery.

“The blind animal is not currently well enough for surgery, so we will monitor him shortly and a decision on his treatment will be made in the next few days.”

How can they? Puppies Maggie and Matilda went blind after being doused in chemicals and abandoned in a park

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