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A drowning dog’s plea for rescue is answered

In the area of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, volunteers from Animal Aid Unlimited are always busy bringing relief to suffering animals. A drowning dog’s plight was no different, and her rescue was nothing short of a miracle as a frightened and very tired dog knew her time was soon running out. Either she had fallen or been dropped into a 70 foot deep well; there was no place for her to climb nor was there any place for her to rest. Either she kept paddling or she would surely drown.

When Animal Aid Unlimited volunteers arrived, it appeared the Lab had been struggling to stay afloat for hours. She repeatedly grabbed the rocks on the side of the well with her bleeding claws; one piece of jagged rock held out her only hope of resting. She had nearly lost her strength, when Ganpat rigged himself up with a harness, rope and quickly navigated down the treacherous side of the rocky well.

And when she saw Ganpat, the dog knew her prayers had been answered. Quickly she swam towards him, moved willingly into the net brought to safely lift her to safety and so another life was saved. Watch her amazing rescue as we remind ourselves of the goodness and compassion of so many people we want to thank for their kindness towards all that cannot speak.

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(Photos of drowning dog via screenshots from YouTube)

 

 

 

 

 

Amazing rescue: Puppy suffered burns over 30% of her body from boiling water

It had been a terrible accident for an owner’s beloved puppy when she accidentally fell into boiling hot water in the village near Udaipur City, Rajasthan, India. Basanti’s owner called Animal Aid Unlimited for help the moment it happened; he found his dog who he had cared for since she was a puppy, hiding in an abandoned building – clearly in agonizing pain. Nearly 30% of her body had been badly burned.

When rescuers arrived, they saw the puppy’s legs and underneath her belly had severe injuries. The skin had started to become necrotic; life saving rescue treatment had to be done immediately or Basanti would have died.

The first order of business, as she arrived at the hospital was to ease her pain, and over a period of time to carefully remove the necrotic tissue to encourage new skin to grow.

Although the puppy was sedated during the painful bandage changes as her burned skin was methodically peeled, it wasn’t until one week later  when all of the burned tissue was finally removed and re-bandaged, did her healing really begin. Such a brave girl Basanti was – no matter how many medical procedures she endured, her tail never stopped wagging nor did her amazing personality, spirit and will to live not shine through.

And three-months later a new, energized puppy played in the yard. Check out the video.

(Photos screenshots via Animal Aid Unlimited)

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Helen: Stray left lying in heartbreaking little ball on side of road

Along the streets of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, stray dogs are a common sight. Most are friendly and a bit skinny as they scavenge about the villages trying to survive; often gentle folks will feed them scraps, even in the poverty stricken areas. When a Good Samaritan notified Animal Aid Unlimited about Helen however, this poor dog’s plight was so tragic that her heartbreaking condition brought tears to even the most stoic of rescuers.

“Our rescue team found her lying in a heart-broken little ball on the side of the road. Her hip bones, rib cage and spine jutted against her paper-thin skin. She looked like she no longer believed that life could hold anything but pain, and she didn’t have the strength to even stand. Pain and hunger had taken everything from her.”

Even as the rescuers offered her cookies, Helen was too weak to accept any food; the aged dog with no teeth had given up all hope. Her crusted skin burned and itched – just a few tufts of fur remaining that had once been part of her glorious golden coat. She cried in pain and agony when she was wrapped in a blanket and picked up to be rushed back to the veterinary hospital at Animal Aid.

Helen’s rehabilitation began very slowly. First she was given medication to ease the intense pain from mange. Intravenous medication was started to fight the severe dehydration, but Helen had been so defeated and so depressed, she still wouldn’t eat. All she did was sleep, and then came a glimmer of hope. For the first time since she was rescued, the dog took a few small bites of food. Three days later she ate her first full meal. By the tenth day, Helen had her first bath – and as the scabs slowly fell off and a soothing lotion was applied to her skin, she began to heal; both physically and spiritually.

Sit back and watch a miracle take place for an old dog that no one wanted. Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.

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Baby donkey rescued with hole in her forehead down to her skull

When villagers in the area of Rajasthan, Udaipur, India found a baby donkey with a huge hole in her forehead, no one could believe she was still alive. Needing immediate life saving veterinary intervention, volunteers from Animal Aid Unlimited were notified, and there in a farm area, rescuers found  tiny April nursing from her mother.

The baby didn’t put up much resistance as the men gently placed a rope around her neck and helped her into the animal ambulance, but not without the baby’s mom who had not been far away grazing along the path. Back at the hospital, the critically injured animal had maggots crawling out of her gaping wound, and so medication to kill the insects was immediately applied; that would take hours to work  before further medical treatment could begin. When the maggots were finally dead, April was sedated and started on antibiotics while the staff  removed the dead maggots, thoroughly cleaned out the wound and then bandaged it.

Within ten days, April’s condition had greatly improved; so much so she had been eating with gusto, and the wound which exposed her skull had begun to heal over. 

And now after two months, spend a few minutes, sit back, relax and smile as April’s life takes a positive change because of the kindness of Animal Aid Unlimited. To donate, please click here.

Photos via freezeshots from YouTube.

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Stray pup survives unimaginable pain after ruthless acid attack

If the photo of Honey found near the village of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, makes you wince in pain, who can even imagine the agony suffered by this dog after some ruthless individual apparently poured acid on her back? And what was Honey’s crime – nothing more than a friendly, stray Labrador retriever and German shepherd mix quietly searching the streets for food?

When a Good Samaritan called rescuers from Animal Aid Unlimited, they found Honey. Gently they picked her up and despite the dog’s excruciating pain, she never showed any aggression nor did she try to escape. Brought to the organization’s hospital area, veterinarians set immediately to work.

“Unimaginable pain seared through her when this sweet girl was viciously attacked with acid. All the layers of her skin down to the muscle dissolved. When we rescued her, we promised her she’d have our love forever,” veterinarians wrote on the organization’s Facebook page.

The dog was sedated, and the severe wound which covered nearly half of her back was cleaned to remove all traces of the acid. Gentle salves were applied; then came the clear plastic and bandages to keep the area clean and protected. Day after day, Honey’s wound was cleaned, and not one staff member could figure out why anyone would want to hurt this gentle dog.

After one-month, Honey’s back showed remarkable progress; pure honey was applied to her wound to promote healing. Rescuers worried that the dog’s emotional and mental health would not keep up with her physical improvement, but judge for yourself. Below is Honey’s life six month’s later. To help more animals who depend on the kindness of humans, donations to this organization can be made by clicking here.

Photo and video of Honey courtesy of Animal Aid Unlimited.

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After long life on streets, critically wounded dog finds the ultimate kindness

Life is difficult for street dogs in the small villages near Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. Dogs often have to scrounge for a few scraps of food just to survive, and even if critically wounded are forced to quietly suffer while hiding from their predators. Friendly villagers feed many of the stray; it becomes a way of life when few can afford to have their dogs spayed and neutered. Still there are the rescuers who bring forth the heartwarming stories about dogs who never would have had a chance if not for the ultimate kindness; medical and emotional intervention.

Animal Aid Unlimited came to help Edith – an elderly street dog whose wound on her back was so severe and infected, no one even knew why she was still standing and able to walk. What survival instincts mean to our canine friends is often incomprehensible, but rescuers followed her down the street and wanted to help. When they gently laid a blanket over her eyes, Edith didn’t try to escape – she stood still and with a nervous wag of her tail allowed herself to be lifted up and brought back to the hospital area. 

It is not known how Edith survived all these years nor how many close encounters she risked during her long life on the street. She had been the mother of many litters and had walked the streets alone for much of her life. After weeks of intense treatment however, lots of quiet rest and a small army full of compassionate rescuers, check out the beautiful and elegant Edith of today.

Photos and video of critically wounded Edith courtesy of Animal Aid Unlimited.  To help Animal Aid Unlimited with more incredible rescues, donations can be made by clicking here.

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Never give up hope: Street dog paralyzed after hit by car

When a concerned villager called into Animal Aid Unlimited in Unaopur, India about a street dog who had just been struck by a vehicle and couldn’t walk, volunteers rushed to the village to help. And there they found him; a shy, little paralyzed dog named Georgie who couldn’t understand why his back legs wouldn’t work. For a long  time, he just sat dazed in the middle of the street completely confused and barely able to cope with the paralysis.

As the rescuers moved closer and tried to make friends with him, Georgie was scared. He dragged himself away and growled defensively when anyone tried to pick him up. One could almost see tears well up in the eyes of the dog’s rescuers as he scooted away each time anyone approached.  When the men were finally able to make  a sling and securely pick Georgie up, he was rushed back to the Animal Aid hospital where emergency help would be available.

“It doesn’t happen very often, but sometimes, when nerve damage is caught early and intensive treatment and physical therapy is started right away, there can be reason to hope, and that’s what Georgie did. He hoped,” posted the organization’s moderator on their Facebook page. “He had suffered damage to his spine and urgently needed treatment and most of all rest to stabilize his spine.”

And for weeks, Georgie underwent lots of rest to help heal the nerve damage and physical therapy to help him stand. There were daily massages while his medical staff helped him to stand. Eventually his toes stopped curling in, but he still seemed not able to walk… but he tried and he hoped.

(Photo and video of paralyzed dog Georgie courtesy of Animal Aid Unlimited)

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Badly wounded street dog: From hurt to healed

In an area of Udaipur, India where a street dog is a common sight and neighbors often rally to feed and help them, one particularly shy dog had been seen with a gaping wound on the top of his head. When the rescue team of Animal Aid Unlimited arrived, the handsome young male dog was extremely timid and although he desperately wanted the treats offered to him by rescuer Ganpat, he was too nervous to get close enough to accept them. Over and over Ganpat tried to approach, but the frightened pup wouldn’t get close enough to be captured.

The wound was huge – infected and crawling with maggots, the team knew if they didn’t capture the dog they dubbed Jay, that he would soon die as a result of the infection. Whenever Gampat came close enough to give Jay the offered cookies, the trembling dog would shake his head every few seconds in dire agitation – shaking away the flies and how painful the wound must have been. And when it became a life and death situation, rescuers decided to use a net to capture Jay.

Once netted, Jay flew into a panic, but the gentle words and the soft strokes soon calmed him down. Once transported to the shelter, the real work began. The dog’s wound was cleaned and a powder applied to kill the maggots. After several hours, the bandages were removed – the maggots had died, and it was time to address the seriousness of the wound; suspected to have been caused by a dog bite. Jay was sedated as the wound was cleaned, debrided, closed and bandaged.

And then it was time for Jay to recover….

“This adorable boy’s life-threatening wound on his head would have killed him if we hadn’t been able to rescue him. It hurt, and he was deeply agitated—he wouldn’t let us touch him—but he was hungry too, and his eagerness for biscuits gave us the chance we needed. 6 weeks of daily wound dressings later, meet sparkling Jay today.”

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(Photos and video of street dog rescued courtesy of Animal Aid Unlimited)

 

 

 

Follow Jay’s amazing journey – Six weeks later and look at him today:

Starving dog resigned to death had surrendered to ‘the fates’

Shanti was a suffering, starving street dog in India, and when first discovered she had fallen into a sewage ditch. The senior had an enormous, infected wound on the side of her head and neck; the flies and maggots swarmed her face, yet she never moved. She just sat in the shallow water and had resigned to death – and there she waited for her pain and her life to fade away.

When local villagers notified Animal Aid Unlimited to help, rescuers arrived and wrapped her in a blanket as they gently lifted her out of what was to be her destined tomb and transported her back to the emergency hospital area. Shanti was completely helpless, and had the organization come to her rescue that afternoon, she certainly would have died in that concrete drain – her energy so drained, she could not even muster up the strength to lift herself out.

Treatment immediately began on her massive wound; a powder was applied to kill the maggots, but it would take several hours for the powder to work before veterinarians and technicians could clean the wound. Clearly dehydrated, she was administered intravenous fluids which she would remain on for days. And on her second day at the hospital, Shanti was sedated, and the thorough cleaning of the wound began.  The dead maggots were removed, the wound was debrided and carefully bandaged:

“If there ever was an animal on the brink of death, it was this sweet girl when we rescued her,” the organization posted on their Facebook page. “It was an uphill battle to get her strong enough to eat on her own to stand and to heal…. But after 6 weeks of treatment meet beautiful Shanti today:

Shanti wouldn’t be alive today if not for the generous help of supporters.

“She would have died alone, confused, in terrible pain and so scared in that awful sewage drain. The suffering she was enduring when we found her was unimaginable and something most of us will never come close to experiencing in our whole lives. Thanks to your help we were able to stop that suffering and replace it with comfort, healing and love.”

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Photos via screenshots of Shanti – resigned to death, from YouTube courtesy of Animal Aid Unlimited.

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Street dog unable to stand after hit by car still wagged his tail for rescuers

In Udaipur, India,  when residents in the neighborhood called Animal Aid Unlimited to help an injured street dog after he was struck by a vehicle, volunteers rushed to the scene. Originally the men thought the only injury the dog suffered was a deep laceration above his eye. Moments later, as they took a closer look, everyone was in shock:Goldie Animals Unlimited 3

 “There were deep lacerations across his inner thigh and belly that were covered in blood… Unable to stand when we found him, this little champ still wagged his tail when our rescuer Nandu lifted him into our ambulance,” the rescuers posted on their Facebook page.

The beautiful retriever waited on the side of the road and  seemed desperate that he was not able to stand. As Nandu slowly approached the dog dubbed Goldie, and gently lifted his hind leg, the deep lacerations and large amount of blood loss spread over his inner thighs.

Brought back to the the shelter of Animal Aid Unlimited, Goldie’s injuries were carefully cleaned and bandaged. He was given pain, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication to relieve his suffering, fight the infection and promote healing. Goldie had been severely traumatized after the accident because he was unable to move; as that condition for a street dog, could only mean a horrible and slow painful death. Not even able to sit up, all Goldie could do was sleep; the veterinarian team kept him on intravenous fluids for days to keep him hydrated and to help with his serious loss of blood.Goldie Animals Unlimited2

Slowly, Goldie started to show improvement – soon able to stand on his own and showed rescuers more of his sweet disposition. Check out Goldie after two months of rehabilitation. Donations to help more dogs just like Goldie can be made by clicking here.

(Photos of street dog courtesy of Animal Aid Unlimited via team’s video)

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the video to meet Goldie today who is so happy to be healed.