Marco the blind pit bull receives life-changing cataract surgery

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Sometimes the pets that end up in animal shelters are in rough physical shape. Some pets don’t receive health care for years, and during that time, health conditions can get out of control. The problem is, many shelters have limited funds for treatment, and when surgery is involved, they may have to pick and choose the pets that receive medical care.

When Marco, a pit bull, was rescued, he was one of those dogs who needed care. Marco was dangerously skinny and covered in mange, a skin condition. The biggest problem, though, was that Marco had cataracts that were so severe they blinded him.

Medication and a new diet took care of Marco’s mange and helped him to gain some weight. But Marco would need expensive surgery to eliminate the cataracts. GO Rescue Pet Adoption Center staff knew that the chances of Marco making a recovery and finding a forever home were pretty slim.

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