At age 13, a boy walks more than 3 km on foot to save the life of a dying puppy
He and his family live in one of the poorest communities in Cape Town (South Africa) and have only a very small population. few means to live. Yet, faced with the critical state in which his puppy was, he did not hesitate to try anything to help him...
Near Cape Town, life is hard. Very hard. Many people live below the poverty line. Stray animals are also unfortunately commonplace. In order to help the inhabitants with the latter, an association called Tin Can Town has established itself on the territory and proposes to offer free - sometimes life-saving - services to dogs and street cats . And recently, she witnessed a very touching act: a 13-year-old boy walked alone more than 3km to bring them a small dog from his neighborhood to which he was attached for which he was very worried, reports The Dodo .
The animal was suffering. Worried, he refused to eat, to drink... and had haemorrhagic diarrhea . A sad state that pushed the volunteers to recover it. "We told him we would do our best to save his life and find a loving family that could take care of him. We also thanked him for bringing him to us to help him, "they said.
They then rushed to drop the puppy at the vet. And the verdict was irrevocable: the little female christened Nanuk suffered from parvovirus . His days were in danger, so it was necessary to act quickly.
Nanuk or the fight of a dog for life
Parvovirus is a serious contagious and difficult to eliminate disease that is characterized by haemorrhagic diarrhea, loss of appetite, dehydration, vomiting, general fatigue. It is enough for him 2 to 5 days to kill the animal who suffers from it. The only way to avoid it is vaccination. Unfortunately, the latter is difficult to access in cities such as Cape Town...
The little dog weighing just over 3.6 kilos therefore immediately placed under probe to be nourished since the food, despite the drugs against vomiting, did not stay in his body. Unfortunately, after 5 days of treatment, nothing had changed. Everyone was preparing for the worst...
But everyone decided to try it all: if parvovirus is contagious for dogs, it is not for cats. In order to give him some strength and the desire to fight, kittens were presented to him. And a miracle happened: at the end of the 6th day, as a result of a reanimation, she started to eat
Today the little dog is much better. Pulled from business, she awaits the family who will be ready to love her forever. In the meantime, she lives in a foster home with the vet who saved her life... and is surrounded by cats!
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