With six months of 2019 having already flown by, we're taking a look at just a few of the dogs our incredible vets have treated and helped give a second chance at life.
Promise was just four months old when she was hit by a car, causing terrible damage to her hind leg. She was rushed to our Blantyre clinic and it soon became clear the leg couldn’t be saved. Fortunately, because she was so young, her little body healed really well and she was happily running around on three legs just four days later!
Hawkeye was suffering from a number of illnesses, but the most worrying was a cancerous tumour called a TVT. Usually transmitted during mating, this had begun to infect his eye. What made it worse was the blood parasites that were attacking Hawkeye at the same time. After removing his infected eye, our vets started him on chemotherapy. This is a long and expensive process but after three months, Hawkeye made a full recovery – thanks to the ongoing support of people like you!
Gabby was battling with a severely fractured leg when she arrived at our Hicks ITC in Goa, most likely caused by a car accident. The x-ray showed her bone had broken into several fragments. Our expert vets were able to put her leg in a cast and prevent an amputation. When she was fully recovered, she was a popular choice at our adoption camps and soon found a loving home!
Many of the street dogs that come to our centre arrive in appalling conditions – Heng Heng was suffering from severe mange. With no one to care for her and ensure her fur stayed healthy, parasites had taken over and caused extreme damage. It took six weeks for her fur to fully recover but she now has a full coat and is looking like a healthy dog once more!
When Duk Dik was brought to our Thailand centre, she was suffering from one of the largest tumours we’d ever seen! It was already the size of a large man’s fist and was swamping the tiny dog. Our vets were able to safely remove the mass and in just two weeks, she was back to eating well and running around!