The former owners of Lewis neglected the dog's eye infection and instead had his eyes removed, leaving the animal blind. The dog was then hit by a car and was given to the Helen Woodward Animal Shelter.
Marine veteran Steve, who is also blind, adopted Lewis and has renamed the dog, Murphy. Steve is happy to share after just a week in his home, Murphy is thriving and growing. "He's feeling loved here... and I think really enjoying himself," Steve shares.
Jessica from the Helen Woodward Animal Shelter says the shelter knew they found the right forever home with Steve and his family after his daughter wrote a letter sharing how Steve never let his lack of eyesight slow him down. The vet has run marathons and triathlons. "We knew that he understood how to live beautifully despite his lack of eyesight," she shares.
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