Just one thing, no matter how small it may seem, can make the difference to save a dog. There are those who, in their apathy, decide to walk away and pretend that there are many vulnerable furry dogs on the streets; others are part of the solution and fight for just causes where these four-legged angels are treated with the love and respect they deserve.
Terrified dog trembled with fear as he was abandoned on a rainy night.
Unfortunately, the reality for every little dog is different, especially for those who spend their days trying to survive on the streets.
This is one of those stories that remind us that although there are ruthless beings capable of unfair treatment of puppies, there are others willing to give them second chances.
Dimka is the name of our beautiful protagonist, a little furry dog who was cruelly abandoned by his owner on a rainy night. In the midst of his terrible situation, the little dog could only cry as he tried to take shelter in a corner.
He was very scared, shivering from the cold, fear or hunger. Or maybe a mixture of all, this caused him to eat some rocks and dirt which later ended up worsening his situation.
Fortunately, a local Russian rescue group heard about his case and quickly came to the scene to provide him with all the help he needed.
His situation moved the rescuers, it is difficult to understand how someone like him could do so much harm to such a helpless being.
When help arrived, the little dog clung to the corner, it was as if from that small space he wanted to isolate himself from the terrible reality he was living.
After all he had been through, it was hard for him to trust people, so the rescuers had to be very patient to get close to him without making the dog feel even more overwhelmed.
After several minutes, one of the rescuers managed to take him in his arms and transferred him to the veterinary clinic.
After a series of examinations they were able to determine that he was about two months old, dehydrated and malnourished, what worried the rescuers the most was that he had two worms in his body. These usually appear in wounds and ulcers.
They needed to act as soon as possible to prevent the larvae from causing further damage, otherwise, it could have very serious consequences.
Fortunately, Dimka was in good hands, the vet cleaned his wounds and assigned an oral antibiotic treatment to help him heal completely.
The first few days were not easy at all, the little dog seemed to be immersed in his own world inside the kennel, he would not come out of the corner and was intimidated every time one of his caregivers tried to approach him.
His caregivers thought it was possible that he had been mistreated by his former owners.
Not only did they have to treat his physical wounds, but also his emotional wounds, which took a little longer, but with a lot of love and patience they managed to bring the little dog out of his shell.
With encouraging words and small gestures of love they managed to get Dimka to approach them. In the video one of his caregivers tells him:
“You don’t have to be afraid, come here, come on, you can do it! No one will hurt you!”
He finally understood that those people just wanted to help him. Since then, the little dog finished his treatment receiving lots of cuddles.
It’s been two months since his rescue and Dimka’s transformation is amazing. He now loves to play with other puppies at the shelter but most of all to have all the attention from his caregivers.
“He already understood that people are good, he loves to run and be petted all the time. If you don’t he will bark,” said one of his caregivers.
This little dog is waiting to conquer a family and continue his life under the care of loving people. We are confident that he will have the happy ending he deserves and will fill with joy the heart of anyone who recognizes that he is a being of love who just wants to feel loved.
His life is completely changed thanks to the incredible work of a rescue group that offers second chances. Support your local rescue center and make a commitment to be an instrument of light and love in the lives of the furry ones.