Rudy Craig Anders is a two year old German Chow-sky (Chow-Husky) with a bilateral eye condition called Ectropion that he has suffered from since birth. We have done our best to treat it ourselves with salves, cold compresses and ointments but we can no longer avoid the fact that what Rudy needs is surgery. He clearly suffers and spends a lot of time in discomfort. Rudy can't actually talk but if you know him, you know that he is pretty gifted at communicating how he feels and what he's saying to us is, "My eyes hurt guys. Come on."
His parents are struggling artists (or a lazy au pair in Paris). We give him a good life and put his needs before ours when times are tough. The cost of this surgery is a bit out of our reach right now but the longer we put it off the worse it will be for him. Rudy Craig Anders is a goddamn national treasure and with your help you can fix his eyes so that Rudy can see the joy he brings everyone more clearly.
Up above is Rudy's Facebook page. As you can see, he's kind of popular. No big deal.
He has his own hashtag on instagram. Go check him out at #therudes. (Prepare for some sleepy cuteness.)
Rudy has agreed to accept this charity on one condition and one condition only. That is, that all extra funds will go straight to Guide Dogs Of America. He is firm on that.
Here's a couple paragraphs about them.
One of America's more notable dog charities, Guide Dogs of America's mission is to provide the blind and visually impaired with a guide dog and companion to increase their independence and mobility. In order to increase the pet charity's success rate, Guide Dogs of America breeds their own dogs - a mix of 70% Labrador Retriever, 15% Golden Retriever, and 15% German Shepherd - and they are cared for by foster families, called Puppy Raisers, in the In-For-Training program until they reach 18-months.
The dogs then enter the Guide Dog Program. The cost to put a dog through the 6-month Guide Dog program is upwards of $21,000, but for as little as $25, you can get a new puppy started in the program with his own leash, collar, ID tag, toy, and food. Nearly 80% of all donations (which they rely on completely for program funding) come from individuals, corporations, and organizations. Visit guidedogsofamerica.org to make a contribution.
We thank you in advance for your help. All we want is Rudy to have the absolute best life possible and with your help, he will. He has given us so much and we would just like to continue to return the favor to him.
Thank you again!