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Rescued: Stray dog found lying on street critically injured

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He was found lying on the street in a poor village near Udaipur, Rajasthan India. Children played nearby, cars detoured around him, but the gravely wounded and emotionally broken stray dog barely moved. The side of his head was being eaten away by maggots as his ravaged body reeked with the odors of impending death. And then suddenly – out of nowhere, there was a glimmer of hope as volunteers from Animal Aid Unlimited arrived after a call from a Good Samaritan begging for help for the dying dog.

When rescuers arrived, they could tell he had been lying in the same spot for days, and had he not been rescued at the time the volunteers showed up, he most likely would have died. Dubbed Major Sahib, the dog was rushed back to the shelter where he was placed on an intravenous drip for his dehydration. The first order of business began as the medical staff slowly removed maggots that had already completely destroyed his ear and had been eating away at the side of his head. Then it was time to sedate him and really clean him up. He was placed on heavy doses of antibiotics and more medicine was applied to kill the rest of the maggots.

By this third day of treatment, Major Sahib began to show an amazing recovery and the strong desire to live. Like a brave trooper, he tolerated the repeated medicated baths to treat his mange, ate heartily and began to love life once again.

And now – several months later, watch Major Sahib’s video and see if you can even recognize that filthy, skeletal stray who had just about given up. To help more dogs just like this valiant pooch, please click here. 

Photo and video of stray dog courtesy of Animal Aid Unlimited.


16 replies
  1. linda says:

    Wtg and thank you AAU. Though disgusting looking maggots are beneficial. If it weren’t for them this dog would have died sooner from infection.They eat rotting flesh. So happy Major Sahib is doing well.

  2. tina says:

    Great news, however, I just don’t understand the ignorance of the people who allowed to have this dog lying in the street for so long.

  3. Kathleen Drude says:

    Unfortunately this is the fate that awaits dogs in this region of the world! I’m so glad this little man was rescued! The truth is most dogs in this region are brutalized, tortured and killed by disgusting human beings! My group and I save as many as we can! The sad truth is that in third world countries animals suffer horrible treatment and death comes after much suffering! Spay and neuter programs would make sense but in this region poverty is the rule not the exception!

  4. Roselyne CORNETTE says:

    Merci beaucoup d’avoir sauvé cette belle âme innocente, j’espère un jour pouvoir financièrement vous aider, vous portez l’espoir qu’un jour, le monde changera. Merci, merci, merci.

  5. Nancy Raymond says:

    THANK YOU ANIMAL AID OF INDIA for your compassion and kindness to these helpless and defenseless animals who would be dead if not for you.

  6. Dee says:

    Bless you wonderful people. Can i send u a donation. I want it to go to the people on this vid. Can you post the address so that I can mail it

  7. Kate Cassidy says:

    This made me cry. Thank God for the wonderful people of this world. Have a great life Major Sahib. Thank you for saving his precious life X


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