Blind terrier Oti loving his new life with Winefride - The Evesham Observer

Blind terrier Oti loving his new life with Winefride

Evesham Editorial 26th Jul, 2019   0

A RESCUE DOG who went blind overnight has finally found love in a new forever home after nine months of waiting at Dogs Trust Evesham.

Alex, a four-year old terrier, is now called Oti by his new owner, Winefride Brack, from Chipping Norton, who fell in love with Oti the first time she set eyes on him after originally looking for a collie.

The terrier arrived in the care of the Wickhamford-based rehoming centre back in October 2018 when he had full vision.

He instantly became a firm favourite with his canine carers but one morning staff suddenly noticed he was walking into things and was sent to the vets so they could take an urgent look at him.

After being referred to an eye specialist, it was confirmed that Alex had gone blind as a result of detached retinas.

Although at first the team wasn’t sure whether he’d cope with such a huge change, he surprised them every day and are over the moon he has happily headed off to a forever home.

Oti now enjoys several walks a day, plays in the garden of his Cotswolds home, has met the neighbours and is generally loving life.

Winefride said: “You really wouldn’t know that he’s been through so much! He is marvellous and makes me smile every day. He loves to go for walks and meet people on his way round. He also has his silly giddy moments which is so lovely to see. He is very affectionate and so intelligent.

“Understandably he can be a little worried by change or new environments and places but I know that I’m the person to help show him that the world isn’t a scary place. A dog is for life and Oti is now definitely very much a part of my family. I can’t imagine life without him”.

Tracey Spiers, assistant manager at Dogs Trust Evesham, said: “Oti is such a fabulous little chap and all the staff adored him – he loved to walk around the centre saying hello to everyone he knew.”

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