A poorly puppy which was rescued by the RSPCA can finally see again after vets gave it a facelift that cost nearly £2,000.
Reggie – an 18-month-old Shar-pei – was living in unsuitable conditions, arriving at the Sussex, Brighton and East Grinstead branch in Patcham completely bald, with extremely sore skin on his back and infected eyes.
At the same time, his vision was also poor and he was in need of constant eye treatment.
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Earlier this month Reggie underwent critical surgery – which cost almost £2,000 (a special rate given to the RSPCA by a local surgery) – in order to reduce the excess skin covering his face and has already recovered, without needing any further medication.
That means that the pup can now be re-homed, with the charity looking for an adult only home.
Lauren Pearce, deputy head of dogs, said: “Reggie is such a sweetheart, so so friendly and loves everyone.
"We’d like him to live in an adult only home as he isn’t used to children and it would be great if he could live with more experienced owners.
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“Sadly Reggie’s breed is prone to having problems due to their extra skin but with the treatment he’s had, we hope that this will help prevent further skin problems in the future.
“He’s a young dog so we hope the right person comes forward so he can get stuck into enjoying his new life.”
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