Being homeless on the streets is already harsh, but for animals, it’s even worse. They endure hunger, lack of shelter and access to clean water, and the danger of getting hit by passing cars as they search for food.
Running rampant in many parts of the world, stray animals are a relentless and exhausting issue. Due to the overwhelming number of animals, it is impossible for organizations to house them all. However, organizations like Animal Help do everything in their power to assist as many animals as possible.
The rescue team received a distress call about a dog suffering from a severe case of mange. Mange is a difficult condition to manage, but this dog’s situation was particularly dire as she had lost all of her fur, leaving her vulnerable to secondary skin infections, parasites, and potentially fatal sunburn. In response, Animal Help sent volunteers to assist the dog. Although she was starving and eagerly accepted treats from the volunteers, she showed no interest in being picked up and removed.
The dog’s wariness towards people was not without justification. As a new mother, her babies relied on her and she couldn’t afford to take any risks. Despite the need for a lot of coaxing and many canine treats, the volunteer was eventually able to approach the mother dog closely enough to pick her up. The next step was to locate her puppies.
Although Mother’s puppies appeared to be fine, the other child, named Coco, was not in good condition. Coco was also having difficulty managing and her eyes did not appear healthy. She seemed weak and disoriented.
The volunteer lifted the puppy up and carried her to her mother. Both dogs were taken to the rescue center together.
Momma was placed on the examination table, her frail body burdened with mange. To facilitate a complete recovery, she needed topical antibiotic ointment and daily medicated baths, alongside diligent care and proper nutrition. Although Mother was apprehensive, the medical team’s efforts to comfort her were commendable.
Next in line for examination was Cσcσ, a little puppy that concerned the medical team due to her exhaustion and undernourishment. The team provided Cσcσ with ample reassurance and affection before administering topical therapy to her skin.
Thankfully, the mother and baby could stay together at the rescue facility until they recovered. Additionally, the mother would need daily medicated baths.
After the canines had acclimated to their new surroundings, it was time for them to eat their first meal. Momma and Coco were not accustomed to being confined to a kennel or having limited interaction with humans. When a volunteer arrived with a large bowl of food, the canines initially felt a bit anxious.
As the volunteer knelt down and disclosed her pure intentions (along with a scrumptious meal!), the dogs approached and started to indulge. This heartwarming scene left a lasting impression on everyone.
Despite being in a safe location, the dogs found themselves in an unfamiliar setting. Little Cocos was so tiny and delicate, cuddled up to her mother at every opportunity. She could only find peace while nestled inside her mother’s body. Witnessing their bond was a beautiful moment, as it was so evident and pure.
After undergoing thorough treatment for a couple of weeks, both Cσcσ and her mother showed significant improvement. Cσcσ even regained her ability to play, which drove her mother a bit crazy. Then something adorable happened, leaving the volunteers in awe.
Coco adored her mother and copied her every move with great attention. Whenever Mama scratched her ear or sat down to scratch, Coco would do the same. Coco was completely enamored and couldn’t take her eyes off her mother.
To find out what happens with Momma and Coco in the next episode, watch the video clip below. We are grateful for Animal Help and all the support they provide to the community. Although there are more strays than they can handle, we acknowledge their efforts to do their best!