Nym, a rescue dog from Romania who had her eyes gouged out by evil humans while at a kennel in Bucharest, is doing well in her forever home — thanks to Blind Dog Rescue in the United Kingdom and a caring woman from Hastingwood, Essex.
Her condition now is a far cry from when she was rescued and flown into England from Romania back in early 2013. Nym arrived in the United Kingdom scared of any type of contact and could barely stand and walk. She shook constantly.
“Nym was trembling with fear when she first arrived, but now she’s a bundle of fun with so much love to give,” Sian Porter, Nym’s owner, told the Daily Mail.
Porter fostered Nym in February 2013 from Blind Dog Rescue. When Porter first took the blind dog home, her fur was matted, she was shaking like a leaf and would pee if anyone tried to touch her.
“Every time that I attempted to walk her on a lead, she would fall to the ground and whimper,” she told the Daily Mail. “It was heartbreaking.”
Back then, a trip to the groomer to make her pretty again changed Porter’s outlook of Nym. When she returned hours later, she found Nym cowering in her crate, but when she called her name, Nym responded for the first time.
“Slowly finding her feet, she wandered towards the direction of my voice before burying her head into my neck,” Porter told the Daily Mail. “And that’s when I knew that I had to have her forever.”
Nym has come a long way in the few years Porter has had her. She said Nym attends dog competitions around the country and represents the Blind Dog Rescue UK at Crufts. Nym has also bonded with Porter’s other dogs, a West Highland white terrier named Morgan and a mixed-breed dog named Pedro, who is also blind.
“My heart bursts with pride when I look at Nym and see how far she has come,” Porter told the Daily Mail. “She may have lost her eyesight in Romania, but she has gained a wonderful life in the UK and I am so glad that she is mine.”