Sweet Lola is a little Maltese mix. Lola is 9 years old and weighs 13 pounds. She is being fostered in St. Augustine PLEASE NOTE: At this time, Lola can only be adopted in the Jacksonville, FL area since she will need to have follow-up visits with the doggie ophthalmologist for six (6) months after her surgery. UPDATED BIO 02/23/2018: Sweet Lola has been in UYR for 2-1/2 months now. She came into our group almost completely blind from cataracts, and with the generous and amazing support of our wonderful donors, we raised enough money for her to have cataract surgery on one eye. Her surgery was on 01/30 and although there were a few bumps along the road, Lola is doing great. She recently saw the doggie eye doctor and he was very pleased with the results of the surgery. She was cleared to go without the dreaded e-collar, which not only pleased Lola very much, but made her foster mom and dad very happy as well. The first thing upon arriving home from the eye doctor, Lola was put into the sink and had a much-needed bath, and then a nice walk. She still needs several eye meds several times a day, but not as often as before. She will continue to make weekly trips to the eye doctor for now to ensure that all is well. Lola will see the local vet in several weeks to have her thyroid values checked again to ensure that they are closer to normal. Lola is such a happy girl now that she has vision again. She enjoys traveling in the car, which is good since there have been quite a few road trips back and forth to the vet. She will fall asleep in the car and not awaken until she is at her destination. What a sweet girlie! Stay tuned for more updates on this adorable little girl. UPDATED BIO 02/08/2018: Lola had her much-anticipated cataract surgery on one eye on January 30th and is doing very well. She will go back to see the doggie ophthalmologist in a few days for a re-check; she now enjoys going for car rides. Lola can see better each and every day and it's amazing for her foster mom to witness this. She is tolerating the 4 rounds of 6 different eye meds and 2 pills she must have every day since she knows she will get a treat when finished, so she is a little trooper. She is wagging her tail more each day and becoming much more active. Lola is now going for walks and asking to go outside each day. She is always following her foster mom around and is very curious about her surroundings, especially now that she can see the squirrels in the yard and enjoys barking at them now that she can see them. It's so amazing to see the progress in sweet Lola as her vision in one eye gets clearer each day. Lola and her foster parents want to thank each and every person who donated towards her cataract surgery so that she could see again. She still has to see the eye specialist every week to ensure all is well, and these visits and the eye drops she must have are expensive. UYR is only able to afford cataract surgery and the follow-up visit if donations are made to pay for this, so any donation is truly appreciated. Thank you again for our generous donors! UPDATED BIO 01/11/2018: Lola has been seen by the doggie ophthalmologist in Jacksonville, FL. He agrees with the ophthalmologist that she previously saw - he also feels that sight can be restored in Lola's left eye. She will have her surgery on Jan 30th. It is expected that she will have vision within 3-7 days post-surgery. Most of the funds have been raised so that Lola will have the opportunity to see again - THANK YOU to all the generous donors that helped to make this happen. We are all anxious to know that this sweet little princess will have her sight restored. Even though Lola knew something was up when she was taken to the specialist's office, she sat down like a sweet little girl and waited for her turn to see the doctor. Even though there were other animals coming in and out, Lola continued to be patient - waiting for her turn. She is currently on a regimen of twice-daily drops until her surgery, and of course, there will be several additional drops after her surgery. Lola is such a sweetheart and doesn't mind all the drops. Lola has some difficult days ahead of her, but with lots of prayers and the help of our wonderful donors, Lola will be able to see again.