Two puppies were struggling to make it on their own after being dumped on the streets. Unwanted litters are too often discarded and left to fend for themselves. When a pet owner doesn’t do the right thing and spay/neuter their pet, abandonment is something we see way too often. When one of the puppies was hit by a car, her sister didn’t understand that she had passed on. She was seen snuggling against her sister’s body expecting her to wake up.
Thankfully a Good Samaritan saw the puppies and called a rescue group for help. When an experienced dog rescuer named Laura arrived, she saw the tiny puppy lying there. The puppy was too far gone to be saved and the entire scenario was soul-crushing.
When Laura got closer, her sister ran. But Laura could hear her puppy cries in the distance. There was no way she was leaving her behind! With food in hand and that high-pitched call most dogs can’t resist, Laura worked to get the puppy’s attention. The little one came running out with her tail wagging. She was starving!
Laura scooped her up and took her to be evaluated by the vet. She named her Gio. Gio was malnourished and covered in mange. Her tiny body was also loaded with fleas and ticks. Her blood work indicated that she was also anemic. The vet put her on a high-calorie diet and iron infusions. She would also take a medicated bath daily to address her mange.
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