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Korean rescue dog Adam Rippon needs surgery and a home

He is named after the openly gay Olympic skater.

Korean Jindo Adam Rippon and his human namesake.

Adam Rippon has vision problems making him effectively blind and will also need surgery on his leg. He also needs a new home.

No, it’s not that Adam Rippon. Instead, it’s a Korean Jindo up for adoption by a Washington State animal rescue shelter. The dog was rescued in South Korea and flown to the U.S. He is named after the openly gay Olympic skater who became a sensation at the South Korean Winter Olympics.

The dog Adam Rippon has it rough, as the shelter wrote on Instagram:

CAN YOU HELP?? Adam Rippon flew all the way from Korea for a better future! When @go_rescue_korea reached out to us about a blind puppy, we couldn’t say no. We knew Adam had a vision impairment and the ophthalmologist stated that he would consider Adam severely vision impaired with 80% vision. What caused this impairment was a question, and tests revealed that most likely it was neurologic caused from trauma rather than a congenital defect. And then Adam started limping. X-rays showed that Adam suffered from previous fractures in his leg. This only reinforced the thought that his blindness did come from previous trauma. Adam wasn’t given medical treatment as a puppy. He had healed on his own. But that healing was done improperly and now his radial bone in his leg is longer than his ulna. If this growth continues without surgical intervention, this will most likely break his elbow. Because of this surgery is required... now!

His human counterpart is rooting for his four-legged namesake.

According to Wikipedia, “the Korean Jindo is a breed of hunting dog that originated on Jindo Island in South Korea. Brought to the United States with South Korean expatriates, it is celebrated in its native land for its fierce loyalty and brave nature.”

The shelter, which often names its rescues after musicians and actors, has set up a fundraising page to help with the costs of surgery. Check it out if you want to help a good boy: