FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Two blind German Shepard puppies finding their forever home today, after being abandoned on a Collier County road left to die.
A third of the litter was blind, suffering from a rare birth defect caused by backyard breeding. The mother, also left on the side of the road, was not rescued in time.
All 9 puppies were brought to the Gulf Coast Humane Society, where Jennifer Galloway says cases like this is disheartening. Breeders throwing away puppies as if they were broken.
"A lot of times breeders don't realize what they are doing, and when they see these deformities, they say 'oh well I can't make any money off of them' and then they discard them", says Galloway.
But Murdock and Affleck, two of the puppies rescued, are now going home to a loving family. Mary Vidales is adopting both of the blind puppies, and says she couldn't be happier.
"Everyone thinks adopting a blind dog would be a burden, but it's not. They get along just as well as any seeing dog. They know the way around my house, they run, they jump, they play", says Vidales.
All 9 of the rescued puppies have been adopted, but if you are looking to help a dog or cat in need, the Gulf Coast Humane Society is willing to help.