As we were driving down the road, we caught sight of a thin, emaciated dog with a chain still on her neck. Despite her caution, we managed to approach her and noticed that her teats were swollen, clearly indicating that she was nursing her puppies.
We followed her and witnessed something we never expected to see – she regurgitated the food we gave her so that her puppies could eat. It was both sad and touching at the same time.
Not only did we discover her puppies, but we also found five others who belonged to a different mother. All of them were weak and malnourished, but this mama dog was willing to sacrifice herself so that her babies could have enough to eat.
Our hearts ached at the thought of these innocent creatures struggling to survive. We knew we had to do something to help them. So, the next day, we went back and rescued the mama dog and her nine puppies – four from the emaciated mother and five from a different mother. All of them needed immediate care, deworming, vaccinations, and plenty of milk and food.
Sadly, the smallest and weakest puppy started having seizures upon arrival at the shelter. We suspected that it was due to an electrolytic imbalance, so we gave him dextrose orally. Although he could stand and walk, he was not eating. So, we decided to feed him slurry to ensure he received the nutrients he needed to thrive.
It’s difficult to fathom the selflessness and sacrifice of this mama dog, who was willing to give up her own nourishment to ensure her babies had enough to eat. Her actions remind us of the innate goodness and kindness that animals possess, even in the most difficult of circumstances.
We are dedicated to ensuring that these dogs receive the care and support they need to recover and live full, healthy lives. This story of selflessness and resilience is a powerful reminder of the strength of the animal-human bond and the importance of compassion in our world.
Today, pets offer companionship, emotional support, reduced feelings of loneliness, and reduced stress levels. It also contributes to high self-esteem and positive emotions, especially for children. And although many people enjoy the company of their dog or cat and would never think of getting rid of their pet, consider it a family member.
However, in many cases coexistence between humans and animals is not always successful and in some cases the relationship does not work out, when the family is committed, adoption is their last resort.
There are various reasons why animals are abandoned on the street, some of these reasons are lack of time to give them adequate attention, economic hardship, unwanted litters, parenting issues. children, new family members or they lose their home.
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