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20 Inspiring Before-And-After Photos Of WVS Rescued Dogs

Mon 16th Oct 2017

Our charity, Worldwide Veterinary Service, is on call 24/7, responding to animal emergencies all around the globe. Every month our shelters in India, Thailand and beyond receive hundreds of cases of dogs that have faced extreme neglect. Our vets, vet nurses and volunteers have put countless hours into helping these abused and homeless animals. Here are just some of the dogs who have been saved thanks to the skills and love of the team!

Bryan

Before:

Little Bryan was turned over to our Thai shelter after a serious car accident. He was suffering from a huge head injury and wounds to his leg. Our WVS Thailand vets managed to rescue him, treat him and put him up for adoption. All you need is a little love!

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Julie

Before:

Julie was weak and ill, suffering from an extremely large cancerous tumour, which can be fatal if left untreated. The vets from our centre in Goa, southern India managed to treat it with regular chemotherapy and in just one month, she was well on her way to a full recovery! 

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Kaiser

Before:

Kaiser had a severely infected wound on his front leg and the bone was sticking out. It was obvious that he’d had no human contact for months. He couldn’t move without extreme pain. Our Thai team investigated and decided to amputate in order to prevent future infections. Kaiser is now learning how to navigate his new life on three legs

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Shoprite

Before:

Little Shoprite was found abandoned outside of a supermarket in Blantyre, Malawi, hence gaining his new name! He was skin and bones, very thin and covered with fleas. Scared and alone, Shoprite was rescued by WVS vets and after treatment, has now grown into such a happy dog! We're sure he'll soon be adopted and find a loving home!

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Sushi

Before:

Sushi came to our centre with a terrible case of mange that covered her entire body. It was so bad that one person thought the little homeless animal was a pile of trash. After some much needed TLC her skin was treated and she’s now fully recovered! If you would like to support WVS to help dogs like Sushi click here

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Millie 

Before:

One of our Mission Rabies vaccination teams came across Millie in Malawi who was suffering from an agonising infected shoulder. Her prospects initially did not look good, as the tumour was just so large. Thankfully our vets managed to remove the entire mass and successfully close the wound. Her owners were so happy to see their dog happy and healthy again. 

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Sao Tao

Before:

Sao Tao was a street dog living on the roadside in Thailand. A local resident brought her to our centre in Chiang Mai. She was suffering from a severe eye infection and could barely see. Our vets decided the only way to save her was to remove it. A week after the operation Sao Tao was up and running, not letting the reduction in eyesight stop her. Now it’s hard to keep Sao Tao still – all she wants is to run around and play with everyone!

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Tiger

Before:

Tiger was suffering from a rare ocular version of a TVT (Transmissible venereal tumour) transferred when mating. His owners didn't know what to do! As the tumour worsened and infected his eyes, Tiger began to lose his sight. But thankfully, WVS vets offer free treatments at our clinic in Blantyre to help the poorest communities gain access to veterinary care, and Tiger's eyesight was saved! He now looks so much healthier!

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Mia

Before:

Mia was wandering the streets of Chiang Mai and needed urgent skin treatment. She had hardly any fur left when she arrived at our centre! Thankfully our vets were on hand to help her! After treatment, she was placed with a foster family to help speed up her recovery with lots of love and care and now she’s back to full health with a nice fluffy coat of fur. 

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Kiss

Before:

With a massive maggot-infested face wound, Kiss was one of the worst cases our vets had ever seen. She was rescued off the streets of Chiang Mai, minutes from death, with the pain of her injuries causing her to fall in and out of consciousness. Against the odds and after five weeks of intensive rehabilitation, she was a brand new dog, full of love and hope!

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Zumo

Before:

Zumo was rescued and brought into our Thailand centre with a chronic skin condition. To treat this, our vets used a special dye, which temporarily turned his skin blue! The dye is completely harmless and fades after a short period of time. Zumo actually loved the blue look for a while, and now he’s back to his healthy self! 

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Harry

Before:

Harry was found near a temple in Chiang Mai, and was extremely weak and very thin. It was a miracle he was even still alive. WVS vets investigated and discovered Harry was suffering from some nasty parasites, which were attacking Harry’s blood. They’re transmitted by ticks and if left untreated, would have been fatal. After a long treatment process, he was improving each week and now looks like an entirely different dog!

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Casper

Before:

Casper was brought to our clinic in Blantyre, Malawi. Our vets thought her eye would have to be removed. She had contracted a STD called a TVT (Canine transmissible venereal tumour), which normally affects dogs’ genitals but in this case, infected Casper’s eye. Our vets didn’t lose hope and after three weeks of treatment Casper’s eye and sight was saved!

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Little Finn

Before:

We couldn’t believe someone had let Little Finn’s skin get so bad. He looked like he was turning into stone. Our veterinary team treated him and now he looks like a completely different dog. Just look at that smile!

After:

Duk Dik

Before:

Duk Dik was suffering from terrible tumours making her daily life very difficult, but her owner could not afford veterinary treatment so her condition worsened before WVS came to the rescue. Our vets were able operate and remove the whole tumour, allowing Duk Dik to recover at our shelter before being returned home as a much healthier dog!

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Dobby

Before:

Dobby had been involved in a car accident and was unable to use her hind legs so could not even stand up by herself. Our vets were concerned the damage might be permanent.  But with a long process of physiotherapy sessions and massages, she slowly improved! After just 12 days, Dobby could stand again and then began to walk a few days later, and soon after that was back to running like the wind and playing with her friends!

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Raju

Before:

Our sister charity, Mission Rabies, came across Raju trapped and injured in a ditch on one of their vaccination drives in Goa. Raju was exhausted and unable to get out. He was also suffering from a huge larva-infested lesion on his back. Our vets quickly performed life-saving surgery on him. It’s remarkable that he survived!

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Alfie

Before:

Alfie had been attacked by another dog and was suffering from large puncture wounds to his face, including his eye. Fights between street dogs like Alfie are not uncommon but can soon get infected without veterinary intervention. Thanks to the quick work of our skilled veterinary team, Alfie’s eye was treated with the wound stitched up and he won’t lose his sight!

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Chester

Before:

Chester's owners came to WVS desperate for someone to help their poor dog. He was suffering from one of the largest masses our vets had seen; it was almost the size of a football! After a very careful operation to remove the tumour, Chester was able to walk again thanks to the love and care from our team. Our vets took quite a shine to Chester but he was delighted to be reunited with his owners after such an ordeal!

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Bella

Before:

Bella was booked in for sterilisation at our centre, for what should have been a routine trip, but unfortunately her journey did not go well. She fell off the vehicle she was being transported in and was dragged along the ground. The friction burns left severe wounds all over her body. Thankfully, due to the recent donation of a laser, our vets managed to treat Bella quickly and without the need for invasive surgery! Just look at the transformation after just nine courses of laser treatment!

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Our vets would not be able to complete such treatments without the support of our kind donors. You can be the difference between life and death for a dog like this. Please click here to donate and help us save more injured animals.