Shelter Holds Fundraiser for Blind Dog

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OLMSTED TOWNSHIP, OH — Dog lovers braved the rainy weather Saturday for a great cause.

Secondhand Mutts, located in Tremont, held its first ever “Clams for a Cause” clambake for Ruby, a six-year-old Doberman who suffers from diabetes.

The diabetes caused her blindness, which vets determined could be corrected.

Ruby underwent successful surgery and can now see, but the $4,000 procedure caused a burden on the shelter. Saturday’s event was to raise funds for the surgery and to spread awareness about diabetes in dogs.

“I have not seen many dogs with diabetes, it can be common,” said Secondhand Mutts founder Becca Riker. “I think the important thing is that it’s treatable, proper diet plays a big role in a dog’s health.”

Ruby still has diabetes and needs insulin twice a day, but Riker says Ruby’s numbers have vastly improved and she is much more healthy.

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