The puppy was suffering from distemper and knew she was dying. When she saw someone passing by, she asked for help one last time.
Distemper is one of the leading causes of death among unvaccinated street dogs. This infectious virus, which targets the respiratory, gastrointestinal and central nervous systems of dogs, is often deadly.
In this video, we watch Animal Aid Unlimited staff try to save a young homeless puppy suffering from distemper.
The dog had been infected for weeks but had no treatment because the baby was homeless.
She was eventually discovered collapsed by a roadside, wagging her tail in the hopes of seeking rescue.
The rescue team realized the dog was dying, but they wanted to give it a chance to heal. She received intensive care for 14 days, which included antibiotics and fluids.
Despite her excruciating discomfort, the dog was grateful to have humans look after her for the first time in her life.
She was gradually getting better every day! It was a magical moment for the grooming team when the puppy regained the strength to fit on all fours and walk again!
She was so overjoyed at her victory that she rushed towards her rescuers and hugged them tightly. Her bright smiles and endless waving of her tail brightened our day!
To see how the rescue crew struggled against all odds to save this puppy’s life, watch the video below.