In 2013, Georgia Obenaus, CEO and founder of Go Rescue Pet Adoption Center in Virginia Beach, came across a homeless pit bull named Marco. It was clear Marco had been through hell and back. He had no hair, open sores, and a skin infection. He also had a bone where his tail was supposed to be.
There was one more thing of which Georgia wasn’t even aware when she first met him: Marco the pit bull was blind. “It’s difficult anyway to find a home for a blind dog and then it’s difficult to find a home for a bully breed,” she said.
No, Marco wasn’t exactly adoptable, but she took him in anyway. And she made it her mission to find him a forever home.
With the help of the community, Go Rescue Pet Adoption Center collected the money they needed to pay for Marco’s eye surgery. People all over the country contributed to his funds. In November 2015, Marco was finally rid of his cataracts, and for the first time ever, he could see the world around him.
Georgia was sure this was exactly what Marco needed to make him a more “desirable pet” — but the perfect parents never came along.