In Antigua, a veterinarian discovered an adorable puppy with a distinct appearance in a cardboard box on his doorstep. The little pup had a perpetually squinted expression and a constantly furrowed brow, which deeply moved the vet. He reached out to Dogs and Cats of Antigua, a local rescue organization, who quickly took the stray under their care and named her Faith. Despite being blind and malnourished, the rescue team was determined to give her a new lease on life and a chance at finding joy.
In typical circumstances, a dog with special needs like Faith would face being put down on the islands. Unfortunately, there are not many people who are willing to adopt these dogs, and the funds for their care are limited. However, Faith’s foster mother Kate Venezia shared with The Dodo that Antigua Dogs and Cats took in Faith, covered her veterinary expenses, and even worked hard to convince authorities to allow her to fly out early to receive proper medical attention in the US.
When Faith arrived at Venezia’s house, her foster mother was amazed by her unwavering spirit. According to Venezia, Faith was skilled at navigating the house despite being visually impaired. Although she relied on her sense of smell and touch to move around, she was undeterred by any obstacles in her path. Venezia noted that even if Faith bumped into something, she would quickly get up and continue running fearlessly.
With her acute sense of smell and hearing, Faith would maneuver around Venezia’s home until she reached her favorite spot – comfortably resting on top of her foster mother’s feet. According to Venezia, Faith was extremely fond of people and always craved their company. She possessed the ability to identify Venezia’s proximity and would sniff the air to locate her. Moreover, if she heard someone causing a ruckus in another room, Faith would quickly rush to investigate.
After undergoing a comprehensive medical evaluation at Animal Haven in New York City, Faith was deemed ready to find her forever home. As soon as the rescue organization shared her stunning pictures on Facebook, numerous applications from interested adopters flooded in. Although she has experienced a challenging journey to reach this point, there is no doubt that this adorable pup will eventually be matched with a loving companion who will always be by her side.