A sick street dog found the exactly right place to take a nap when she wandered into the office of Humane Society International (HSI) India. She wasn’t noticed by busy staff at first, but when they did notice her quietly curled on a chair they knew she was in grave condition, writes dogheirs
She had a severe case of mange, with open wounds around her ears.
They immediately went to get her food and water, but she was startled and ran away. But the following day she returned to the office and again sought out the couch to sleep on.
She could not flee a second time because the door was secured.
“When I went to pick her up to take her to the doctor, her skin was peeling off,” Alokparna Sengupta, deputy director of HSI India, told The Dodo. “But she was and is an angel. No complaint or stress. I guess fate brought her to the right place and she knew it.”
They named her Fairy and she welcomed the medical care and attention she was getting.
“She has been an extremely patient and happy dog,” Sengupta said. “After the second day at the boarding kennel, she immediately trusted the volunteers and patiently had a bath every single week. After her recovery, we realized what a happy and friendly dog she was.”
In addition to street dog welfare programs and programs to free dogs entrapped in the dog meat trade, HSI has ongoing initiatives across the globe to help stray and helpless dogs.
Fairy has been one of the benefactors, spending three months at their shelter before she caught the attention of a family interested in adopting her.
She spent another three months making a full recovery before going home with her new family.
In the end, it was fate or chance or Fairy’s wits that led her in the right direction. She has transformed and her life is truly remarkable today.
To learn more about HSI and the work they do, visit their website.