Once abandoned, Murdock the blind shih tzu ready to be adopted

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After months of care at the Michigan Humane Society, Murdock, a blind dog, is ready for a new home.

The 4-year-old shih tzu came to the Michigan Humane Society in March after someone called saying there was a dog tied to a pole near Southfield and Seven Mile Road in Detroit.

Murdock was emaciated and in dire need of medical attention.

"When we got there, Murdock was in bad condition," said Myron Golden, MHS Field Agent. "He was emaciated, matted and was in need of immediate medical attention."

A veterinarian determined that both of Murdock's eyes had ruptured causing him a lot of pain and the loss of his sight.

He's now healthy -- and ready  for a permanent home. Watch the video to learn about his road to recovery and see how he's adjusted without his eyesight.

f you're interested in adopting Murdock -- call the Michigan Humane Society Dresner Foundation Animal Care Campus at (313) 872-3400.

"Murdock will have an excellent quality of life," said Dr. Amy Koppenhoefer. "Even though he is blind, he has been for a prolonged period of time, so his other senses have developed to help him get around. He does everything that a normal dog can do."