A partially blind dog with a tremor finally found her happy ending thanks to the Manchester sanctuary that gave her a chance of real happiness
Image: Dogs 4 Rescue)
A partially blind dog who can’t stop shaking has finally found a forever family to spend the rest of her life with.
The Romanian rescue dog had a devastating virus named distemper, which “she fought with all her might to survive” but left her with a permanent tremor.
An “angel lady” in Romania “nursed her back to health and taught her how to trust”, before transporting her to a Manchester dog sanctuary.
The Dogs 4 Rescue team took Damaris into their care in October, and after just three days, she was scooped up for adoption where she “fitted in right away” with her new family.
On Monday, Dogs 4 Rescue shared the amazing news on their Facebook page in a touching post that read: “We know you’ll all be thrilled with this happy ending. Damaris has been adopted into a forever home.
“We chose to rescue Damaris as she was a dog no-one else wanted.
“She had suffered distemper as a pup, a highly contagious devastating viral disease which she fought with all her might to survive.
“It left her blind in one eye and with a permanent tremor which made her a little different.
“But we thought she was perfect and wanted to give this fighter a chance of real happiness.
“She arrived from Romania on the happy bus in October. She was such a gentle girl.
“We thought she may be with us a while in order to build her trust, but she was one of the ones that surprised us, and went on to foster within a few days and settled in brilliantly.
“At the end of October, she went to live with Louise, her family and new fur brother Jerry, for her trial which we’re so pleased to announce has now become her forever home.”
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Damaris’ new adopted owner Louise said: “Thank you so much for letting us home Damaris. It’s safe to say we all fell in love with her straight away.
“She’s hilarious and fiesty and doesn’t let anything hold her back – she’s definitely the boss of the house!
“She’s fitted in right away. If she’s not sleeping she’s playing with Jerry or telling him off when he snores.
“When I saw her photo my heart melted and I knew I would do anything I could to give her a good life.
“Her missing eye and tremors make her even more special to us.
“Thank you to Emma for trusting us with her and also her rescuer who originally saved her for making this possible.”
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The Facebook post received more than 3,600 likes and 250 comments.
One supporter wrote: “This brought a tear to my eye. She wouldn’t have stood a chance in a kennel rescue. Big thank you to her new family for giving her a chance.”
Another said: “I’m crying with happiness for Damaris and her family… D4R is awesome.”
A third commented: “Another post from you that brought me to tears ….of happiness….. for one of your beauties finding their family. You are just fantastic and I wish happiness to Damaris and her new family.”
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