Poor Pooch Dumped In Sewer With Eyes Glued Shut

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

Video Credit: CEN/Zoraida Elizabeth Santiago Ospino

This cute dog has been found abandoned in a sewer with its eyes glued shut apparently so it would not be able to follow its owners home.

The dog was abandoned in the neighbourhood of Palmira in the city of Barrancabermeja in the central-northern Colombian department of Santander before being found by a passerby.

The local resident, identified as Carlos, took the female pooch to a nearby clinic where vets confirmed that its eyes had been glued closed.

Picture Credit: CEN/Zoraida Elizabeth Santiago Ospino

In its distress, the poor animal caused an infection when it tried to remove the glue with its paws.

Animal activist Zoraida Santiago said: “The vet realised that its eyes had been glued and while trying to get rid of it, she caused an infection.”

Santiago added that it took three days to remove the adhesive, but the dog’s infection still requires further treatment.

Meanwhile, the abandoned pooch is currently taking antibiotics and undergoing tests to establish whether it is suffering from any other conditions.

It is believed that the dog will need three or four months to fully recover from the ordeal.

Fortunately for the pooch, Carlos has decided to adopt it when the animal is fit enough to come home with him.

It is currently unknown who abandoned the dog and whether the authorities are looking into the incident.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.