Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Puppy in Distress

This is going to be a short post. Last week, on three separate occasions, I’d heard a dog crying loudly as if being hurt. I tried to get a location but was unsuccessful. The cries were so pitiable that it made my blood boil with the impression that someone was hurting the small animal.

Then last night, I noticed this puppy back of my lot shuffling slowly head down and threw it a handful of kibble. The puppy noticed nothing. So I ran outside to try and locate it and shortly caught up with it. A little female with severe bite marks on her throat and her front paw. Emaciated and barely aware of her surroundings. I took her in my arms and brought her home.

I gave her some oats cooked in light milk and spaced out the feedings at regular intervals so as to avoid a hurt stomach. I prepared a “nest” with a cardboard box on its side and lined it with an old soft blanket. And there she spent the night.

At first glance, she appeared to be between 6 weeks and 2 months old. However, this morning I noticed how her eyes were lacking focus just like a younger puppy. I thought that I could attend to her caked up wounds but her pain is too great and I’m afraid of hurting her more. Last night she had a hard time swallowing and cried out often. So I’ll be taking her to the vet today at 1 PM.

I’ll keep everyone posted. I’ve already named Nicki.

1 comment:

Sondra said...

THANK YOU!!!!! For helping the helpless and seeing to her needs. WE need more like you. Hope she mends well.

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