Sunday, January 28, 2007

Foster Dog Emiko Needs Surgery

This is Harnessed to Hope Northern Breed Rescue's new foster dog Emiko, he was just came to his new foster home on Thursday.
He is a handsome boy! Emiko is 10 months old. He was taken in by a very nice vet tech who could not keep him, but wanted to help find him a new home. He is VERY sweet and friendly and loves to give lots and lots of kisses. He also loves to play with other dogs.
Sadly, Emiko came from a disreputable breeder or a puppymill. He has cataracts in both eyes. The cataract in one eye can be corrected with surgery, but the cataract in the other eye cannot. The opthamologist that saw Emiko thinks that he will lose sight in that eye by the time he is 5 or 6 years old.
Emiko will need to have surgery to correct the cataract in his good eye, which may be expensive. He also needs treatment with eye drops to keep his cataracts under control. If you would like to make a donation to help fund Emiko's surgery, you can do so through PayPal.
You can also send a check to:
Harnessed to Hope Northern Breed Rescue
P.O. Box 21202
Philadelphia, PA 19114-0702
Here are some pictures of Emiko settling in at his new foster home!

Please forward this to all of your dog loving friends. Thank you for anything you can do!


  1. How sad! He is so very young!! I will be sure to have my human donate. She loves doing that sort of thing!

    He is such a beautiful boy! I sure hope he finds a wonderful home.


  2. Aw, thank your human for me Holly!

  3. Anonymous5:35 PM

    A story that was in the Chicago Tribune today:,1,5443008.story?coll=chi-news-hed

    Keep up the fight against animal cruelty. These people are getting off easy - they should be charged the same starving a biped family member.

  4. Emiko sure is a handsome guy. Hope he will be able to find his forever home and get his eyes fixed.

  5. Anonymous6:47 PM

    Oh poor Emiko! I understand eye problems... since Targ has issues as well.

    I threw a few bucks their way.. every little bit helps, right?