An Animal Control Officer responded to a call outside the Oracle Arena of a “dead dog”. He arrived during an A’s game and there were crowds of people everywhere. A staff person pointed him to the “dead dog”. When he got closer, he realized that the dog was actually alive…but she was paralyzed with fear. He went up to her and petted her head. She immediately started wagging her tail when she realized that it was a friendly stranger who was there to help her. She tried climbing into his lap and he saw that her left eye was red and swollen and she appeared to have no eye on the right. Her tongue also moved out of her mouth only on one side and her tail was crooked.
He picked her up and took her to the vet. The vet said she appeared to be blind and that her ailments could be due to a birth defect or to some kind of trauma. There was nothing to be done to “fix” her. The Officer brought her back to the Shelter and placed her under a desk in our administration office since she was still frightened and needed a quiet place to rest. She immediately snuggled into her bed and fell asleep. She was exhausted – what an overwhelming day she had!
Oracle has now gained her strength back and has made many friends at the Shelter. She happily greets everyone who passes her by in the admin area. She loves to sit in laps and adores belly rubs.
She now needs someone to adopt her. She barely notices that she is blind and depends on her other senses to get around. She also eats just fine with her crooked tongue. She also really loves other dogs and loves to play! If you are interested in meeting Oracle, please come to the Shelter and ask about her.