Fundraiser Started to Help Keep Dog from Going Blind

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Zack is a four-year-old Jack Russell-Chihuahua and is already beginning to lose his eyesight.  Unfortunately, student and human mom to Zack, Katie Tarrant, is stuck in a place no dog lover ever wants to be.

Let’s face it, some of the poorest people out there are students going to university.  Most have very little means at all.  Some of them subsist on things like Ramen noodles or macaroni and cheese – things that are very readily available and most of the time cost less than a dollar.

Needless to say, Katie doesn’t exactly have the £3,000 (ever so slightly less than $4,500).  Katie is in a situation where her otherwise healthy dog is going to lose his vision due to cataracts, simply because the cost is just not feasible.

Now, Katie has a campaign to raise the money she’s going to need for Zack’s surgery.  She appealed to the public for assistance, so we here at Life With Dogs wanted to share her story and see if maybe some of our fans could help out, as you so often generously do.

“He’s got very slight vision but that will go. He can see shadows but it’s like having a window that someone’s slowly coloring in. The vet says he’s going to eventually go blind,” Katie said.


She’s really very worried about how all of this will play out.  She loves Zack like any human mom would love a dog.

Katie said,“Everyone who meets him adores him. He’s really lovely, he’s got such a kind heart.”

She already asked just about everyone that she knows for help.  Sadly, even her mom and dad work two different jobs almost daily just to keep themselves afloat day to day.

Katie said, “$3,000 GBP is an amount that we are just not fortunate enough to be able to afford, so anything that can be donated is truly something we will all be eternally grateful for.”

Katie has started a page.  If you would like to help, please CLICK HERE.  There, you can get more information on Zack’s condition, and even make a donation, if that’s financially possible.  However, even a small donation is still a huge help.  Please consider donating.

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13 thoughts on “Fundraiser Started to Help Keep Dog from Going Blind”

  1. I’m having the same problem. Lead me to it and I’ll gladly shell out cash to help, in memory of Russell I once knew.

  2. Wouldn’t it be lovely if a veterinarian stepped forward to offer their services or perhaps a training vet college? Certainly they have teaching programs for their grad students? Regardless I hope enough money is raised to save this doggie’s eyesight. I’m sure they would have no issues finding a use for any additional funds not required.
    Frankly I don’t understand posts like Gary’s…..

  3. The wife and I lost a Cav Spaniel that we had for 14 years and we had a hole we needed to fill. We went to the Mult animal shelter in Gresham, OR and found a senior mutt who was small and we think had been there quite a while. who is basically blind. We took him to a home that has a fenced yard and a dog door, He is house trained, crate trained and the most loving thing you could ever ask for. Yes he runs into things on occasions, but he is my wifes shadow. We think people had passed him by because he couldn’t see. We are sure glad they did.


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