Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world, making our work here even more important. Veterinary care is not widely available, and where it does exist it is often unaffordable. This makes caring for animals in need extremely challenging. In a slum area near our centre in Blantyre, a little dog was in serious need of help. We’re there for dogs like Ronny.
A cruel group of people were attacking Ronny with a machete, catching him on his leg and causing agonising pain. He had no way of defending himself. The situation was terribly frightening for him and could have easily claimed his life. Fortunately, a kind lady saw this atrocity and heroically stepped in to rescue him. She cradled him in her arms as the group fled from the scene. She knew the expert vets at the WVS clinic would be able to help so began the journey to our Blantyre centre.
Our team were devastated to hear about Ronny’s ordeal. The knife attack had left him with a severely broken leg and he was suffering from a huge wound. He was understandably still very scared when he arrived, but he gradually began trusting our vets and let them treat his wounds.
It will take some time for his bones and psychological scars to heal completely, but he’s recovering more as each day passes. Our team will continue to change the bandages on his leg to ensure he makes a full recovery! This adorable young puppy stole the hearts of our entire team and we are delighted that the lady has adopted him, meaning he will now receive the love and care he deserves for life.
It was a happy ending for Ronny. But there are still so many dogs like him that are not so lucky. With your help, we can continue to provide lifesaving support in parts of the world where veterinary care does not exist. You can be the difference between life and death for a dog like Ronny. Please donate today and make a real difference where it’s needed most. You can donate online at www.wvs.org.uk/donate-now, by post or by phone.