A sick little puppy lay wretched and in pain under a car, until several heroes came in time to give him a second chance and turn his life around.
The demands of many species are evident. And, what would society be if nobody was interested in helping those most in need? Luckily, it will remain an impossible issue to answer as long as there are people who opt to leave their comfort zones to help others. Just like so many animal lovers who are the protagonists of the stories we evaluate in Zoorprendente .
The puppy marked a young rescuer forever
Karla Solís rescued a puppy from the streets of Tijuana, Mexico, specifically under a car shivering with cold and fright, in a pretty awful situation. The hairy one had major skin issues, as well as hunger.
His eyes resigned to a life of agony greatly struck the girl who quickly held him in her arms to help him recover.
The downcast look showed his discouraged spirit.
The young animal that he decided to call Elliot had to go through a few months of recuperation. Not only his flesh was hurt, but her heart, and for that reason, Karla had to start by winning her confidence.
While the dog was not hostile, it looked to have little interest in living.
The furry man’s sorrowful expression was devastating, but Karla knew how to cheer him up. In addition to rehabilitating him, the girl built a remarkable relationship with the mestizo who became her constant friend.
She herself repaired his sores and gave him his medicine, after the vet confirmed that he had Ehrlichia, a tick-borne ailment.
Elliot needed his time to get ahead.
Karla stayed by his side throughout his recuperation, but when the time came, he understood that he had to find the family for him that she was not in a position to give him.
Solís contacted Becky Moder, an animal advocate who processes dog adoptions with families in the United States. This Samaritan woman not only helped Karla with the paperwork, but also committed her own money in rescuing the puppy.
They were all certain that they would find the right family for him.
Elliot’s hair had began to come back, first in the shape of fluff, then thick and crimson. When Elliot was strong enough to start seeking for his forever home, Moder offered him his free transport from Mexico to San Diego, and Solis dismissed them.
When it was suitable, Elliot flew to the United States and was accepted by The Barking Lot Rescue , an organization headquartered in El Cajon, Florida.
It was at the TBLR shelter that Kim Forest and her partner encountered Elliot, and this loving pair chose to open the doors of their house to him.
At that time, the puppy was not even the shadow of what it was in Mexico.
By the conclusion of the day, Karla was delighted with the improvement that the gentle Elliot, whom his new family called Asher, had managed to achieve.
Although Karla or Becky would have wanted to keep it with them, it is true that occasionally rescuers have to let go to help again.
That was what the women believed as they handed over the hairy one.
The incident with this puppy that Karla spared from greater agony motivated the young woman to dedicate herself even more to the animal cause. It is difficult for the girl to comprehend how people live with their backs to this reality, but now she understands that she can always do something more to help and she is determined to continue doing so.
As far as Asher is concerned, he has progressively broken out of his shell, showing his mothers a more lively, albeit still peaceful, side to his nature.
“We discovered out that he particularly enjoys my teddy animals. He started snatching my teddy bears and now he loves to play with anything that doesn’t produce a squeak or sound. It’s his favorite thing.”
Whenever Asher leaves the house, his remarkable looks and silky red fur catch attention.
“Wherever we go, someone wants to tell us about him. It’s a lot of joy to have that sort of attention for him, because he deserves it,” Forrest added. “He had such a horrible time for the first five years of his life, so we are extremely delighted for him. He makes the heart of my spouse and mine extremely full ».
“Honestly, I couldn’t imagine having a finer dog,” Forrest said.
You too may be an angel in the life of any animal, don’t turn your back on them. Let’s infect everyone with the spirit of helping the most disadvantaged in society. Together we are better!