My phone suddenly started buzzing.. people from all over the country were asking for help for a dog in a completely desperate situation. This is what the text said:
“Her body has given up. She is on the streets and needs help. Her paws are burned from so much walking on boiling hot asphalt. She is dying out of sadness and pain. If anyone can open her home to her, please contact: xxxxx”
The pictures were too painful to watch. After years of rescuing I can tell when a dog has given up, and this was one of such cases. Someone had seen her in that condition, snapped a few pictures and left her on the streets.
We immediately organised rescue and sent one of our volunteers to pick her up and rushed her to the hospital.
We have called her Caroline. A beautiful name that we hope will carry her to places.
Caroline is now in the Intensive Care Unit. Her blood levels are terrible. Who knows when she last ate. She is completely dehydrated and anemic. Among a myriad of small things she has erlichia and anaplasma, two diseases caused by parasites. Carolina´s death would have been a slow and painful one.
And her paws… what can I tell you about those paws… who knows how long she has walked on the boiling hot asphalt, looking for somewhere to rest, a place to hide.
Caroline is hospitalized and in desperately need of help. Right now there is no way of knowing how long she will remain in Intensive Care.
Caroline fought till the end.. she gave it all to stay alive… She need us… Please, help us save her, please DONATE TOWARDS HER HOSPITALISATION AND TREATMENT.
After her treatment is over Caroline is going to need an amazing home where she can have the dream life, the life she was born to live. Please write to me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you believe you are that family.
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