Every day, stray animals battle to survive. Finding sufficient food for herself and her puppy ended badly for one mama dog.
She tried to cross a busy highway but was fatally struck by a vehicle. She died instantaneously, so she did not suffer, but her baby was completely unaware of what was going on.
He clung to his mama hoping she’d wake up.
He was frightened and alone. He clutched to his mother, hoping she would wake up.
In tears, a bystander stopped her car and contacted a local rescue. She begged them to come right now. When they came, they could see that the puppy was beyond heartbroken.
He continued to cry and huddle into the corner of the cage.
His mother was his entire world, and now that she was gone, he was at a loss for what to do with himself. He didn’t want to leave her side, but the rescuers had no choice but to step in.
Both dogs were taken by the rescuers and placed in their cars. They tried to feed the puppy formula at first, but he refused.
The little puppy refused to eat.
He kept crying and huddled in the corner of the cage. Despite their nice words and all the comfort the rescuers could manage, the puppy simply wanted his mother to return.
He couldn’t stop crying.
The rescuers decided to properly bury the mama dog and say some sweet words to her. In her honor, they promised to look after her kid. The puppy was taken to the vet clinic.
He was sick as a result of dehydration and a lack of food and water. He refused to eat despite the efforts of the vet and his team.
This was nothing uncommon to the vet and his team. When a puppy is this shutdown, they have little choice but to provide him with the food and water he needs.
He won’t make it if they wait. They inserted an IV and allowed the puppy to rest as comfortably as possible.
The rescue organization and medical personnel are working around the clock to care for the dog, who is making steady but sluggish progress. He’s still terrified and misses his mother.
It may take time for him to regain his sense of safety, but no one is given up on his recovery. Could we kindly send this baby our best wishes and prayers?