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Neglected dog who lost both eyes finds happiness at new Cambridgeshire home

Vets had to remove his right eye immediately after the condition got worse Credit: RSPCA

A Staffordshire bull terrier who had both eyes removed after suffering from a severe eye condition has found happiness in his new Cambridgeshire home.

Hooch suffered from a congenital eye condition, where his eyeball had become so swollen it looked ready to pop out.

The condition had gone untreated by his owner for five years when it was first discovered by the RSPCA.

Both of Hooch's eyes had to be removed by vets due to the severity of his condition.

Hooch suffered from a congenital eye condition which had gone untreated Credit: RSPCA

He was adopted by retired couple Tina and David Osler from Wisbech last year and has settled in really well.

Tina said: “He’s brilliant and has settled in really well."

“He’s coping very well without his sight too. He still bumps into things occasionally but on the whole he is brilliant, he’s adapted brilliantly."

Hooch has settled in brilliantly in his new home Credit: RSPCA

Inspector Justin Stubbs was incredibly shocked by the state Hooch was in when found but is so pleased he has now found a loving home.

He said: “Pooch was in a terrible state when I found him and his eye looked horrendous. It was like something out of a horror movie - his eyeball looked ready to pop out of his skull."

“His previous owner was told by a vet to have Pooch’s eye removed but this was ignored and she failed to seek any further professional advice."

“That means poor Pooch was left suffering from what must have been an extremely painful and uncomfortable eye condition for more than five years. It’s just shocking.”