Leela, is a very cute and young dog who had gotten out of her previous owners home multiple times. She ended up at a shelter and was adopted, but unfortunately returned a month later at which time someone noticed a corneal ulcer on her left eye. Fate works in mysterious ways. If she hadn’t been returned, The Pet Rescue Center (PRC) in Mission Viejo, CA may never have learned of Leela and her medical needs. After determining her eye needed to be removed, a PRC representative reached out to ISF and applied for a grant to help cover the surgery.  Between ISF’s grant and other donor funds found through social media, Leela’s eye was successfully removed and this sweet Chihuahua mix made a full recovery.

Leela is living proof dogs with disabilities are adoptable and can live a full life.  She has adjusted well and is now with her forever family who found her on Petfinder.com.  Now called Iris, she has bonded well with her adoptive fur sibling (Tempest) and living the good life going on road trips and taking long walks in the desert!  The Pet Rescue Center is grateful to ISF for their contribution, allowing them to continue the life-changing work they do for the animals of their community.



Written by Shandra Locken

Edited by Bob Stone