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Blind pug robbed by diabetes struggles for surgery
Blind pug robbed by diabetes struggles for surgery

SACRAMENTO, CA -- A Sacramento pug rescue group is reaching out to animal lovers in hopes of providing a much needed surgery for one of their precious pugs.  

Eight year-old Mija (Mee-ha) is a playful pug who loves to snuggle. She was rescued by PugSavers, a Northern California pug rescue group, after her owner, who loved her dearly couldn't afford special care for her diabetes. Mija's foster family has been taking great care of her until she finds her forever home, but recently her condition has worsened causing blindness in both of her eyes. 

It has been recommended by a specialist that both of Mija's eyes be removed to help with her diabetes and alleviate what has now become a painful condition.

Dr. Lana Linton of Animal Eye Center in Rocklin has stepped in to help sweet Mija, offering to do the expensive procedure at a discount. Unfortunately, the window to get Mija healthy is closing rapidly. She can only have surgery when her diabetes is stable, making a timely push for donations a critical part of ensuring Mija makes a full recovery.

Learn more about Mija and how to donate: