Nursing mother dog with fishhook embedded into her lip still cared for her puppies

In a heartbreaking story reported to have occurred in Kota Kinablalu, Malaysia, a devoted mother dog continued to care for her puppies for at least a month while a fishhook remained painfully embedded into her lower lip.

According to the rescue organization, Helping Animal’s Rescue Team (HEART) a Good Samaritan who had been feeding the dog, notified volunteers about the young mother dog. She had asked several rescues for help, but no one  had ever responded.

“We quickly rush out to help get the hooks out and get her some relief. By the time we got there, we realized she was dehydrated, fatigue, yelping in pain and obviously suffering. Without our help, her ordeal would have been far worse,” the group posted on their Facebook page.

In spite of the pain, the mother dog dubbed Dakota, had continued nursing her five puppies. For days the mom had been without food or water. She had been tangled up in fishing wire; two two-inch hooks protruded from her lip and at the end of the line was a heavy weight with four spikes. Fortunately, rescuers were able to remove the hooks with minor surgery, and she has continued to heal as well as care for her young puppies.

Witnesses described spotting a man putting something in the dog’s food and then running away. It would seem this had been an intentional act of animal cruelty. At this time, no suspect has been identified.

Animal abuse and cruelty can never be tolerated. People must be reminded that they will get harsher penalties for mistreating animals under Sawe 2015, which was enforced in 2017. Under Sabah Animal Welfare Enactment (Sawe) 2015, those found guilty of abusing animals can be fined up to RM100,000, or jailed up to three years or both.

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If you would like to help to pay for the rescue’s injured animals’ medical veterinary bills and other expenses please send your money to:
(Local donation)
CIMB BANK BERHAD
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(Please send bank in receipt to 0198623314 : DONATE – FOOD /MEDICAL EXPENSES
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PayPal : HEARTKK
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