An innocent 1-week-old terrier mix was brought to the University Veterinary Specialists in McMurray with a five-inch metal rode lodged in his head.
The rod went through one eye, the front part of his brain and out the other eye socket. At first, no one could believe how this little guy would ever see again. Thankfully, veterinarians were able to remove the rod and spare the puppy's eyes.
“It’s nothing short of a miracle that he has both of his eyeballs, and he is going to live a normal, happy life,” said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Rory Lubold told local news station, KDKA.
“We wanted to make sure we gave this puppy the best chance possible. Thanks to the help of our partners in the ophthalmology department at The Ohio State University, we now expect him to make a full recovery. He continues to impress us at every turn; he’s a fighter,” said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dimitri Brown.
No one knows exactly what happened to the puppy, or who could have done this. The investigation is ongoing in the Bentleyville area. Washington County Humane officials are following up with the investigation.
Happily, the little fighter has found his forever family with Dino Lasalvia and his wife. The couple have decided to name the little pup Ola Kai, which means 'survivor' in Hawaiian.
It looks like little Kai has a beautiful life of love ahead of him!