An international effort saves Teddy
When people come together around something they believe in, good things tend to happen. For Teddy, a 9 month old papillon that was born without eyes, that means an opportunity for a long and happy life just when he was about to be put down. All of this is thanks to Wanda Jackson, a volunteer with Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego.
“He’s a precious soul. He’s life, he’s loveable,” says Jackson who initially rescued Teddy from a local shelter when he was 3 months old. He was adopted out, but unfortunately it didn’t work out and he was brought back. The director of the C.R.S.D. felt that Teddy was a likely candidate for adoption and would be euthanized if not adopted soon.
“He has a passion for life, he loves it, he’s healthy otherwise,” adds Jackson, who then took him back in herself determined that she would find the right home for him. She began by sharing Teddy’s story with a group called Disabled Dogs and started a Facebook page for Teddy. The adorable puppy soon had followers around the world and before long a woman from Ontario, Canada who had previously adopted 2 other blind dogs said she wanted him.
The only problem left was how to get him to his new home. That’s when a United Airlines employee who had been following the story offered to fly from his home in Chicago to pick Teddy up in California and deliver him to his new family. An emotional Jackson was moved to tears by the compassion and generosity extended by total strangers, all to save this precious little dogs life.