His fear and loyalty may cost him his life.
Stray animals struggle every day to survive. For one mama dog, finding enough food for her and her puppy proved deadly. She tried to cross a busy highway but was tragically hit by a car. She died instantaneously so she didn’t suffer but her baby had no idea what was happening. He was scared and alone. He clung to his mama hoping she’d awaken. 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 with himself. He didn’t want to go away her side but the rescuers had to intervene.
The rescuers took both dogs and put them into their vehicle. First, they tried to offer the puppy some formula, but he wanted nothing toto with it. He continued to cry and huddle into the corner of the cage. Even with their kind words and everyone the comfort the rescuers could muster, the puppy only wanted his mom to return.
The rescuers decided to offer the mama dog a correct burial and say some kind words. They vowed to worry about her child in memory of her. 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 group and medical staff are working around the clock to worry about the puppy and he’s making steady, but slow, progress. He’s still very scared and misses his mama. it’ll take time for him to feel safe again But no one gave up his recovery. Can we please send this baby all our prayers and well wishes?