"When she was rescued from the pound by a local animal lover, she was pregnant," Sian Porter, Nym's current owner, who lives in the U.K., told The Dodo. "Her rescuer sheltered her and her pups were born, but sadly died a few weeks later."
Nym was then taken to the U.K.'s Blind Dog Rescue. The rescue reached out to Porter, who already owned a blind pup named Pedro, and asked if she was interested in fostering Nym. Porter said she couldn't turn the rescue down.
"Nym was a shell when I first met her," Porter said.