His fear and loyalty may cost him his life...
Stray animals struggle daily to survive. For one dog mom, finding enough food for her and her puppy proved deadly. She tried to cross the busy highway, but was tragically hit by a car. She died instantly so she didn’t suffer, but her baby had no idea what was going on. He was scared himself. He clung to his mom hoping she would wake up.
A passerby stopped her car and called an area rescue in tears. She pleaded for them to return immediately. once they arrived, they might see that the puppy was beyond heartbroken. His mom was his whole world and now that she was gone, he had no idea what to try to to with himself. He didn’t want to go away her side but the rescuers had to intervene.
Rescuers took both dogs and put them in their vehicle. First they tried to offer the puppy some formula, but he didn’t want to try anything with it. He continued to cry and squeezed into the corner of the cage. Even with their kind words and every comfort the rescuers could provide, the puppy just wanted his mom back.
The rescuers decided to offer the mama dog a correct burial and say some kind words. They vowed to worry for her baby in her honor. The puppy was delivered to the vet clinic. He was weak from dehydration and inadequate food intake. The vet and his staff tried everything but he still refused to eat.
The vet and his staff had seen this before. When a puppy is that this shutdown, they need no other choice but to offer him the nutrition and fluids he needs. If they wait, he won’t make it. They put in an IV and let the puppy rest as comfortably as possible.
The rescue team and medical staff work day and night caring for the puppy and he progresses, but slowly. He is still very scared and misses his mom. it will take time for him to feel safe again, but no one gives up on recovery. Can we please send this baby all our prayers and good wishes?