The Hare and the Tortoise

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The Hare and the Tortoise

Fri 7th Jul 2017

We all know the children’s tale of the hare and the tortoise, but this is a different kind of race. This week the WVS Hicks ITC team worked quickly to save the lives of some unexpected patients.

At the WVS Hicks International Training Centre in Goa, it is usually cats and dogs that are the regular visitors. But this week, there were some unusual cases!

The team rescued a bunny that was bitten by a dog, causing severe wounds and a broken leg, and a tortoise that had a fish hook stuck in its body.

Both animals were in extreme pain but our vets did an excellent job anaesthetising them and performing skilled surgery. The quick actions of our vets saved these animals’ lives and they are now recovering well in the safety of our centre.

It is clear that in an emergency situation, acting fast yet steady wins the race!

Well done Team Goa!