THIS DIDN´T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT… Mario´s condition is the result of weeks, maybe months of abandonment, devoided of any kind of care.
Mario fought for as long as he could, but finally… his body said ENOUGH, and HE LAID DOWN TO DIE…
MARIO has been found unconscious by the side of the road, covered in mud, barely able to move, unable to stand, with a big gash on his face. Mario is riddle with parasitic diseases, Leishmania, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma.
His body condition stands at 3 on a scale of 1 to 10, his mouth is in a terrible state, lymph nodes are swollen, lungs filled with fluid. Both his ears are covered in purulent lesions that leave flesh exposed. Mario has also lost, or will loose most nails, that leave behind a bloody trail. He infection on his eyes, one of which is specially bad and risks loosing…
MARIO IS EMACIATED AND COMPLETELY DEHYDRATED. Who knows when was the last time he drank a drop of water….
Today I lived one of the most intimate moments of my life as a rescuer. Standing over him while looking inside his ears, our veterinarian looked at MARIO in the eye and asked him:
“How could people be so heartless? You are such a good dog, aren´t you? Who has done this barbarity to you? “
***PLEASE WATCH THIS HEARTBREAKING MOMENT***
It was a beautiful moment, one of deep communication and empathy between them…. I will never forget the way MARIO reacted and surrendered to him… I am totally sure that, in that moment, he finally knew he was loved.
MARIO IS HOSPITALISED IN INTENSIVE CARE, FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE..
P.S. After he is completely recovered MARIO is going to need an amazing home, a home where he will be loved and protected forever.. Please write to me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you believe you are that family.
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