Precious Pepper Pomeranian thrives in her forever home

Since she was found, Pepper the Pomeranian has been through a tough time, enduring multiple surgeries before finally finding her happily ever after.

When RSPCA South Australia Inspector Stuart first saw bruising on the little dog’s face and head and her painful swollen right eye, he knew straightaway that she needed urgent medical care.

Pepper underwent surgery to remove both of her eyes as they were badly damaged, non-visual, and causing her pain.

The brave fighter has recently moved into her forever home with a big-hearted animal lover named Brenda and her RSPCA rescue cat Banjo.

Since moving in with Brenda and Banjo, has enjoyed feeling safe and comforted. She has settled in nicely and loves exploring her new surroundings.

Photo: Pepper and cat Banjo

“She is in a loving home with me and Banjo and is also loved by my four grandkids and their parents, and is such a happy and eager little lady,” said Brenda.

Although looking after a visually impaired dog is an adjustment and new experience for Brenda, she is happily willing to take on the challenge to ensure Pepper receives the love and care she needs.

Photo: Pepper and Brenda

“Watching her blindly find her way around is a new experience for me, I’m learning as much as she is, spotting dangers and dealing with them straightaway,” Brenda said.

“Pepper is doing so well. She’s now finding her way around the house quite easily and in the garden, with close supervision.”

Through the generous support of community donors, RSPCA South Australia recently raised $6000 for Pepper’s Animal Emergency Fund, allowing her to undergo another successful round of surgery for a hernia repair, lump removal, and desexing.

Brenda is greatly appreciative of the donations raised for Pepper’s fund and will be forever grateful for the compassion and support from RSPCA and the community at large.

“A huge thank you and God bless you to the wonderful donors who enabled all her surgeries and ongoing care, your generosity and love have their rewards which you can see in the rewards,” expressed Brenda.

“Kind regards to all of you who care for and protect all defenceless living creatures.”

Pepper’s medical journey isn’t quite over, she’ll need to see RSPCA’s vets again soon to have dental surgery and to review tests from her mammary lumps. But thankfully, this precious Pomeranian has found the happy home she always deserved.

Has Pepper’s journey inspired you to make a difference in the lives of animals in need? Head over here to see our current emergency appeals.

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