For Immediate Release
Contact: Michelle Pintar
Phone: (414) 431-6104
Hopes to be Adopted in the Blink of an Eye!
– Imagine having an extremely difficult
time getting around from place to place due to impaired
eyesight. Gorman knows this scenario all too well
because he arrived at the Wisconsin Humane Society
with just a functioning right eye; his left eye
was closed shut and covered with crusty scabs completely
matted over the eye.
It was anyone's
guess what happened to poor Gorman, and if his left
eye could be saved. WHS veterinarians believe the
dog has microopthalmia, meaning Gorman was born
with a small eye. It also appears that Gorman may
have had some sort of trauma to the eye in his younger
years. While no one will ever know for certain what
happened, one thing is known – from the look on
Gorman's face, it was obvious he was frightened.
A WHS veterinarian
immediately evaluated the 5-year-old canine's eye
and overall health. It was determined Gorman would
in fact need surgery to remove his eye.
Thanks to the
caring staff at the Wisconsin Humane Society, Gorman
has recovered from his surgery and his newly shut
area where there was once an eye is healing. This
canine with special needs is hoping to be adopted
in the blink of an eye.
For more information
about Gorman, please call the Wisconsin Humane Society
at (414) ANIMALS. Additional
information about the Wisconsin Humane Society can
be obtained by visiting www.wihumane.org.
Gorman will be available for photos and
filming at the Wisconsin Humane Society on Wednesday,
September 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Dr. Jane
Pohlman with the Wisconsin Humane Society will be
available for interviews. To talk with Dr. Pohlman,
please call Michelle Pintar at