Even the most stoic rescuers in Donna, Texas, were taken aback on Tuesday when a dog was brought into the remote animal shelter highly riddled with ticks.
The puppy was battling to live on Texas’s streets. She had been neglected so horribly that she was on the edge of death. She strayed into the yard of a stranger, who phoned Dallas Dog – Rescue. Rehab. Reform for assistance! She was crawling with bloodsucking ticks from head to toe. There were so many ticks on her body that you couldn’t barely see her. Her ears, breast, back, and paws are all included.
She could scarcely stand because she was so anemic. They took her to the hospital, where she was given life-saving treatment and a blood transfusion.
“This beautiful stray went into a stranger’s yard and asked for assistance!” Dallas DogRRR-Rescue.Rehab.Reform in Allen, Texas, announced it on Facebook.
“This is her lucky day…”
The dog, named Amora, was transported to the rescue’s partner veterinarian. She has been labeled as critical, and the team will work with her to stabilize her health before flying her to Dallas. Her prognosis is uncertain.
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The fantastic news arrived the next morning!
“Mi Amor survived the night,” says a source on the ground. They are only now approaching the hospitalized individuals. They’ll begin feeding her shortly. More ticks have arrived. They don’t mind if I drop over to check on her and assist her with her cleaning, but I’ll wait till the office is ready. They will do another CBC this morning to assess whether she requires more transfusions. I’ve requested that they notify us as soon as possible if she has to be transferred to another institution for continued transfusions or care.” The remaining ticks were removed on the same day.
Amora was ready to foster after a few days. A Dallas Dog – Rescue.Rehab volunteer. The Reform shelter opted to adopt her.
Amora’s foster mother states, “She was scared of everything when I first received her… we seriously spent over 20 minutes trying to get her to come out of the car so she could go into mine… it didn’t work. We ultimately brought Amora home, and while I wasn’t going to expose her to my dogs right away, they weren’t going to stop trying to figure out who she was.
I sat on the floor with her, consoling her while she trembled and hissed at the new company. She ultimately thought these other things were alright, and about an hour later, she decided she was going to do whatever they did. My female German Shepherd, Ava, instantly became her best buddy, teaching her how to pee outdoors (we’ve had no accidents inside!).
When she’s terrified, she still flees for the bathroom mat or the beds in the “dog room,” but she’s trusting more and can now travel around the home on her own. We’re working on getting her used to car trips, harnesses, being picked up, and baths. Her confidence is boosted by the presence of another dog or her person. She want to be with someone all of the time.
Amora eventually found her forever home after a year with her foster mother. Her brother and her are close friends, and she goes to work every day with her father!!