Squints is saved, with help from Animal Shelter Foundation –

Squints is saved, with help from Animal Shelter Foundation –

Special to the Tallahassee Democrat

Squints arrived at the animal shelter after he was picked up by Leon County Animal Control. He had a large wound and was accompanied by two small kittens (which were later adopted).

The shelter vet team treated his wound but he also had painful eyes that were always squinted shut (hence his name). The condition he had was called entropion (the eyelids roll inwards and can cause hairs to rub on the surface of the eye). His case was very severe and affected both lower eyelids and one upper eyelid.

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The shelter vet team performed surgery in-house to help correct the condition and were able to improve his comfort greatly and provide some pain relief, however they noticed Squints was still some rolling of his eyelids a few weeks after his surgery.

The Animal Shelter Foundation was called on to help with the additional surgery that Squints needed and Squints was referred to the Animal Eye Clinic where the surgery was performed at a discounted rate. The surgery went well and Squints never had to go into foster care because he was adopted!

The Animal Shelter Foundation works closely with the shelter. Shelter staff will call on ASF to help when a deserving animal needs more financial help and support than shelter resources can withstand.

ASF is funded through donations, and community support is crucial to saving animals. ASF was able to help 965 animals last year. All donations go directly to helping our local animals.

If you would like to donate during the ASF Giving Tuesday Campaign, your donation will be doubled thanks to the gifts from matching donors. Donations can be made on the website,, by check sent to ASF, P.O. Box 13858, Tallahassee, FL 32317, OR you can stop by the animal shelter near Tom Brown Park on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ASF board members and volunteers will be available to accept your check or cash donation.

ASF is the all-volunteer, local nonprofit (501c3) organization that supports the needs of shelter animals in the care of Tallahassee Animal Services (the Shelter) and animals in need in our community.

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