Can you help Zack the dog regain his sight?

PUBLISHED: 12:20 16 March 2015 | UPDATED: 13:17 16 March 2015

Katie Tarrant with her dog Zack

Katie Tarrant with her dog Zack


Four-year-old needs operation after being diagosed with cataracts

A university student is appealing for donations to help her young dog regain his sight.

Katie Tarrant, 20, needs to raise just over £3,000 for an operation for four-year-old Zack, who has been losing his vision since he was diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes as a puppy.

“He only really has mild peripheral vision now,” said Katie, who lives in Plantation Road, Erith, with her parents David and Kim.

“It would be life-changing for him to have this operation.

“He used to love going over the fields and playing with his tennis ball, but he can’t do things like that anymore. He is too scared to walk downstairs as he has slipped a couple of times.”

Now Katie, who has owned Zack since he was seven weeks old, is determined to give her pet a better life.

She has set up a donation page, which has attracted almost £2,000 from family and friends, and is considering organising a fundraising gig with her brother – the pair are both musicians – to raise more cash.

“I don’t know why people have donated so much. It might just be something about Zack’s face – people say he looks like a lovely dog,” Miss Tarrant added.

“It is sad watching him battle with this. He has even been attacked by other dogs as they seem to sense a weakness.

“But despite everything, he’s such a happy dog and so loving. He’s a blessing to the family.”

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