Laika´s story is heartbreaking… LAIKA was found on the fields, barely able to move, EMACIATED, with TRAUMA TO THE HEAD, BROKEN AND LOCKED JAW, UNABLE TO OPEN HER MOUTH… STARVING.
She was nearly dead when she arrived to our hospital, we launched an appeal for her and she was largely ignored BECAUSE SHE IS BLACK. At the hospital Laika developed Parvovirus, a killer disease with an extremely high death rate. HOW MUCH MORE COULD A DOG SUFFER? All hope seemed lost.
BUT LAIKA DIDN´T WANT TO DIE… SHE DIDN´T GIVE UP!
It has taken us a month of daily treatment and round-the-clock intensive care to get Laika to this point. The focus has been to MAKE HER REGAIN HER STRENGTH, get her ready for the application of a NEW, PROSTHETIC JAW.
The prosthesis is being designed by one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies.
LAIKA’S ONLY HOPE IS A RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY THAT WILL ENABLE HER TO OPEN HER MOUTH AGAIN.