Charlie was surrendered to a shelter when his owner moved to an assisted living situation. A gentle boy who was blind, heartworm positive and nine years old, his prospects for adoption were slim. Dr. Dugan at Eye Specialists for Animals examined Charlie and we learned he is blind from progressive retinal atrophy, a genetic disease found in Labrador Retrievers and other breeds. The lengthy process of heartworm treatment will get underway under the supervision of our vets at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital. Charlie will be cared for by our medical foster who specializes in special needs senior Labs until he is ready for adoption.