At just 6 weeks of age, Eyevy was completely blind in one eye and half her face was deformed. She was admitted to the Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha. Their veterinarians believed she had chewed on a live wire.
Unfortunately, Eyevy’s previous owners had left her injury without treatment too long. An infection had spread to her eye, blinding it completely. The electric shock and infection also caused most of her teeth on one side of her face to fall out and she only had half her tongue. The skin around her mouth started to rot and die. At Mdzananda, Eyevy’s face was stitched up repeatedly, but each time the skin would die around the stitched area. After numerous stitching’s, her skin started to heal. She received further treatment and care.
“Even thought she was in pain, Eyevy was the happiest puppy we’d met, always offering licks, skew faced smiles and tail wags,” said Marcelle du Plessis, Fundraising and Communications Manager. She needed a very special home and found it with Laetitia Genis, her husband and their two-year-old daughter, Lila, in Kuilsriver. They named her Eyevy because of her special eye.
Leatitia saw Eyevy, then named Lila, on a Facebook post and immediately fell in love. “In the post her name was actually Lila, which is the same name as our daughter, so we saw it as a bit of a sign,” said Mrs Genis. “It’s so nice to come home and someone is so excited and wants to be all around you. She brings this atmosphere in the house of constant love. She has also taught our daughter to share and a lot of patience, which is a great improvement for a two-year-old” says Genis.
Today, two years later, Eyevy, Leatitia and Lila have become patrons for the Mdzananda Animal Clinic.
To support the organisation through the difficult Covid-19 time and the financial difficulties, they have put together a video to appeal for support from the public.