Phoenix dog who lost both eyes needs a home

Posted at 9:26 AM, Mar 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-14 00:21:10-04

It was just a few weeks ago that Ashton collapsed from exhaustion and pain on the side of the road in Phoenix.

Both eyes were severely injured and had popped out of their sockets, leaving the 2-year-old stray dog unable to see.

Fortunately, when he was found near 35th Avenue and Encanto Blvd., Emergency Animal Medical Technicians with the Arizona Humane Society rushed him into surgery.

Veterinarians found that one of his eyes had been injured for a while, but the other injury was recent. They had no choice but to remove both eyes in order to keep Ashton healthy.

Medical staff has been helping Ashton get used to life as a blind dog, but even with his struggles, the humane society says he hasn't strayed from his determined, spirited ways. 

Ashton was fortunate enough to find help in his darkest time, but now he's looking for a family who can take care of him forever. The humane society says he doesn't need much more than a loving family, but a fun canine friend to help him get around would be a great bonus.

If you're interested in adopting Ashton, stop by the Sunnyslope Campus at 9226 N 13th Avenue in Phoenix. His adoption fee is just $110 and includes all medical treatment, neutering and vaccines.

Call 602-997-7585 for more info on how to adopt him or other pets who need homes.