Just one day before the Boston City Council passed the “Puppy Mill Bill”—making Boston the first city in Massachusetts to ban pet stores from selling puppies, kittens and rabbits—a sweet 10-month-old Bull Mastiff named “Zoe” was surrendered to the MSPCA-Angell’s Jamaica Plain center, suffering eye damage that requires surgery to correct. Zoe was purchased from the Pet Express pet store in Danvers by her previous owners who soon after discovered she had a severe case of “Cherry Eye.” Cherry Eye is the result of inflammation in the third eyelid which turns the eyes a blood-red color and causes severe irritation. The condition, common in certain dog breeds, can lead to blindness if untreated. Zoe’s owners—who had already determined they would give up the dog due to the pressures of starting a new job—arranged for eye surgery to be performed by their veterinarian. That procedure, however, was unsuccessful, and shortly thereafter they surrendered the dog.