AUSTIN, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Thanks to the kindness of strangers, a pooch in Texas is seeing the world for the first time and the generosity doesn't stop there, Kris Bettis has this heartwarming story.
It's the difference new eyes and a new life can make a 4 month-old puppy, once blind from cataracts, can now see and explore.
A sharp contrast to just a few days ago, when Danny kept his head down and slowly moved around a room.
Brett Franco, Danny's foster family, "He'll run into the walls at our house and then stop and kinda move the other way."
Now, with the playful energy of a puppy, he is bounding down hallways, chasing toys.
Whitney Lowther-Franco, "It's great every time, that's why it's my favorite. It's the same feeling when you can just see them tracking you, even from the kennel. You just know they're seeing you for the first time."
Thursday, Dr. Lysney Wanger performed free surgery on Danny's cataracts, without it, he would eventually go completely blind.
In just minutes, after this sight-saving procedure, Danny was already alert and ready to play.
Dr. Lysney Wanger, "It's great every time, that's why it's my favorite. It's the same feeling when you can just see them tracking you, even from the kennel. You just know they're seeing you for the first time."
You can see how clear his eyes are now that the cataracts are gone.
Danny's story was so touching, it spread throughout the country, in a matter of hours.
Kelly Hanes, Austin Humane Society, "We've had donations come from as far as Georgia, Colorado, Massachusetts, and California: people clearly heard this story and they wanna to help."
And thanks to the generosity of strangers, the Austin Humane Society has enough money for not only Danny's care, but other dogs to come.
Kelly Hanes, "We've believe gotten more that's come in over the top of that, so that will leave a legacy for other animals."
With the gift of sight, Danny is ready, for his second chance.
Danny will need to heal from surgery for the next 6 to 8 weeks then he'll be up for adoption.