Here’s the little guy (I think they said his name is Xiao Guai):
I visited his owners this afternoon, and in fact Xiao Guai is very well looked after, as his owners adore him to pieces and have taken good care of him for 15 years. He had an accident that resulted in the eye damage, but the vet says he is too old to handle an operation, and there’s not much that can be done anyway. The eye seems deflated, but there was no sign of infection or soreness. Xiao Guai does have a skin condition - I think a fungal infection - and has been shaved to expedite recovery.
The owner was very happy to talk to me (she spoke very good English) and I got the impression that she is indeed a very good caregiver. She told me how much everyone loves the dog, and she asked me to email her the pictures that I took.
Basically, Xiao Guai is in the middle of treatment for the skin condition and nothing can be done for the eye. He is in very good hands, and is well cared for. He’s also a perfect weight for his size, and I imagine he has a good many years in him - all happy and healthy.
Animals Taiwan is always happy to provide intervention in cases of animal neglect, and that this one was a happy ending is a great result for us. It’s good to know for certain that the animal in question is being cared for so well. I wish all our cases were like this.