In an incredible rescue by Animal Aid Unlimited in Rajasthan, India, a young dog had been struck by a train. Nearby village residents called the animal shelter for help. Little Spirit’s leg had been severed, and it hopeless dangled; only the small bits of remaining skin kept it attached to his body.
When the rescuers arrived, they found Spirit in a small hole near the railroad tracks. He had burrowed himself beneath a pile of garbage and must have been waiting for the pain to subside. The pain would not have passed, and had he not been rescued, Spirit would have soon died. As a volunteer carefully tried to pick the dog up from out of the hole, he cried out in pain; his screams were utterly heartbreaking. Who could imagine how he had been suffering?
As Spirit was carried to the waiting pet ambulance, his tail wagged. Not a snarl nor a growl, Spirit knew he had been rescued.
“Nothing could stop Spirit’s incredible will to be joyful,” his rescuers wrote on the organization’s Facebook page.
At the hospital clinic, the pup was prepared for surgery. Sadly there was no way to save his leg, but learning to be a tripod wouldn’t interfere with this little Spirit’s will to live and happily wag his tail.
Check out the video, and watch Spirit’s recovery just two weeks later.
(Photos of Spirit struck by train via YouTube video)
Please donate for the little ones who have so much life left to live:http://www.animalaidunlimited.org/how-to-help/donate
Did you know that if you want to get updates from a Facebook page, you need to do more than “like” it? To get recent postings in your Facebook feed, you must also hover your mouse over the word “following” and then click “see first” from the drop-down menu. You may want to check back with your favorite pages on occasion because Facebook often changes your settings, no longer having your having your favorites among those to “see first.
Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.
Dog found waiting for his family on a discarded couch – read the story here.
30 dogs die in horrifying kennel fire – read the story here.