In poverty-stricken areas that are overrun by strays, homeless animals are often overlooked by humans too poor to take care of themselves. They lack the resources to help, but in this instance, a kind human who passed by a puppy in need posted his photo online and pleaded for help. DAR Animal Rescue saw the post and drove straight over. The puppy was living in a pile of trash beneath a park bench. He slept on dirt and garbage. He was filthy and cold, and understandably, frightened.
When Ermioni, the founder of DAR, arrived, he looked up at her. He rumbled a bit then whimpered. His cries were heartbreaking. The pup knew he needed help but was unsure if that’s what Ermioni was going to provide. Ermioni put the camera down so we could see her approach the little baby. She reached out her hand hoping this would calm him down. Thankfully, the puppy was receptive to her touch. She pet his little head to soothe him.
The skinny puppy tried to get up but had difficulty moving. This scared Ermioni. Was he having issues because he was weak from hunger or was it beyond that? The kind woman grabbed a blanket from her car. She wrapped the puppy up and carried him back to her vehicle. The baby needed medical intervention and it couldn’t wait!
The pup was taken to the animal clinic. He was covered in ticks and severely underweight. The rescue group’s goal was to get the puppy as healthy as possible and pray he’d find a forever home. If no one put up the post on social media, who knows what would have happened. While we all hope to do more, doing nothing can cost homeless animals their lives. To see the puppy’s rescue, check out the video below. Thank you DAR Animal Rescue for never giving up!