Sadly, there are people all over the world that don’t have the resources to care for their pets appropriately.
Some have financial strain while others lack basic knowledge. This can lead to gross neglect but thankfully there are organizations that try their best to step in and help out as much as they can. In South Africa, a dog named Belle faced a common issue but because she wasn’t treated, it had gotten out of control. CLAW, a community lead animal welfare organization, found Belle in such a horrible state, it broke every one of their hearts. She was so severely covered in ticks, she didn’t even look like a dog anymore!
The ticks, mainly around her eyes and on her ears, had drained her of so much blood, she had become severely anemic and could no longer walk. She was in dire need of medical attention. CLAW volunteers rushed her to the veterinary clinic.
Belle’s case was so severe, if they tried to remove each tick one at a time, she would lose too much blood. They had to act fast and they had to get creative!
They opted to use strong anti-parasitic drugs to paralyze the ticks. They would then fall off of Belle and die… Their creativity paid off! Next, the team had to work around the clock to reverse the damage to her poor body. Belle was so malnourished. She had to take in extra nutrients to get healthy.
Belle’s health began to drastically improve. The organization posted Belle’s pictures and a woman saw her and knew she was meant to be her woo-mom. Belle is now fully recovered and in a loving home where she will NEVER be neglected again!
Belle’s transformation is INCREDIBLE! Thank you, CLAW!