The blind Pit Bull has a heartbreaking history. In a backyard in New Mexico, three Pit Bulls suffered from horrible abuse from a family that was supposed to take care of them. They spent their lives chained outside until one day the family poisoned them. Two of them died because of being poisoned and one survived. We don’t know what happened to this horrible family and if they ever faced some animal cruelty charges.
The neighbor to whom he was surrendered took him to the Animal Humane New Mexico. When he arrived he was underweight and he had only one eye: he had lost the other one due to some severe trauma, they thought he might have been hit by a car. In addition to that, it was determined he had a severe case of glaucoma and scar tissue built up behind the remaining eye, so they had to remove it as well. He was now completely blind.
He was 5 years old and they named him Raj. Raj was tied up outside and it’s estimated by animal professionals that he was left tied up out there for as many as three years with two other dogs, both of whom died from what appeared to be apparent poisoning before he was rescued. Raj was described as extremely expressive, affectionate and in need of love.
He was able to adapt to his new life as a blind dog very quickly. Considering what he had endured before he arrived, losing his remaining eye wasn’t an issue since he had people around him that cared for him and made him heal.
He was checked out, he was monitored and he was declared healthy save for the fact that he is completely blind. The shelter was shocked that it was taking so long to find Raj a home.
They began working even harder to find this lovely dog someone to call his own forever. They posted videos of Raj online, shared the dog’s sad story and things finally turned around for Raj. It took three months for him to find his forever home, but fortunately, this story has a happy ending. Alexandra Goslow and her boyfriend were the lucky ones who got to share their lives with Raj.
Alex Goslow saw Raj’s video online and was smitten with the lovely dog. She states that she was thrilled when she saw what a happy, relaxed and loving dog Raj was, and she just had to have him. Alex Goslow saw Raj’s video online and was smitten with the lovely dog. She states that she was thrilled when she saw what a happy, relaxed and loving dog Raj was, and she just had to have him. They came across the Animal Humane website and when they went to meet him, despite of the fact he was a little shy at first, they knew they belonged together and took him home that same day.
After all that he’s been through, Raj deserves all the love and care that he can get. Raj is now settled in his new home. He’s healed and he’s happy. He learned his way around and he learned to trust. In some Eastern European languages, “Raj” means “paradise,” and this meaning of his name also suits him. He came from hell but found a paradise in which he is the king. We are so happy that he found a loving family who will give him everything that he needs! And he deserved it.