Dog with Chemical Burns Gets a New Chance at Life


Last week we brought to you a story of a dog that went through a traumatic experience, being found abandoned on South Mulford Road with a rare injury that possibly pointed to abuse–and because we bonded so well with the dog–we thought i’d check in to see how our little friend was doing.

Artie the dog has some new digs, and a new ‘leash’ on life.  This is the same dog we introduced to you last week that had a possible severe chemical burn on its face, an injury that also resulted in cloudy eyes.  But notice the difference between then…..and now.

Jody Modica of Friends Forever Humane Society said, “The vet examined him. He believes that he will regain most of his sight back, which is wonderful.  He’s a healthy boy.”

She named the 3 year old Bully Mix Artie–thinking that it’s the perfect name to go with that face.  
Artie was transferred to friends forever from the Winnebago County Animal Shelter last Saturday.  
Once Modica saw the picture Donna Apgar sent out–she said it was an easy decision to take him in.

Modica adds, “We saw his picture, and we just thought that our facility would be exactly what he needed to heal, get back on his feet, get the care that he needs and deserves.”

Since the transfer–Modica said her staff say that he’s adjusted to the facility very well.  
Modica got to see it for herself this morning–when she met Artie for the first time.

Modica says, “I thought maybe he would be reserved and shy, but he’s not.  He’s a nice dog.”

But even though everyone says that Artie is enjoying himself-wei had to ask Artie for ourselves.

Once we did, Artie licked our camera, so we’ll take that as a yes, and because of that fun personality, Modica believes finding him a home will be no problem.

She said,  “Somebody out there is waiting for him.”

Artie went home with his foster mom this afternoon.  Modica chose her because she has had plenty of experience with Bully Mixes.

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