Jude was found at six-weeks-old neglected with two ruptured eyes and countless medical issues. He was taken in by Lennon’s Legacy Sanctuary, a forever home for special needs animals, months after the family lost their beloved blind dog, Dexter.
The family was still grieving for their special wobbly boy but knew they were called to help another in need. However, they never realized how much Jude would help them heal.
Jude had both of his eyes removed but hasn’t let that stop him from living life to the fullest. In addition to being malnourished and having a spinal curvature, he suffered with severely bowed legs, broken teeth, allergies, anxiety, muscle sprains and bladder and bone infections. But Jude didn’t let anything dampen his happy spirit.
Just like Dexter, Jude loves to run around the backyard. His mom, Nicole, posted, “Thankfully he doesn’t know he has this condition…. he doesn’t even know he’s blind! The beauty of being a dog!!!”
He quickly bonded with his new humans and animal siblings, especially a ginger cat named Oscar.
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Oscar and Dexter were best friends and since his passing, Oscar has been depressed. As soon as Jude arrived, Oscar started to cuddle up to him and the two now spend a lot of time napping and playing together.
He showers his family with love and kisses and gets along with all the special needs animals at the sanctuary.
His life goals are simple – make people smile and eat as many strawberries, his favorite food, as possible.
Even though he cannot see, he gets around just fine. “He has always found his way around really well. He functions from sound, smell, textures under his feet and he seems to sense when he gets close to something. He’s pretty amazing to watch,” said his mom.
The little trooper is an inspiration to his family and thousands more who have heard his story. Jude’s mom promised him when she adopted him that he would be loved and his life would matter. Mission accomplished.
“He really is a huge blessing to our family.”
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