It’s no secret that surviving on the streets as a stray animal is extremely difficult, and some pets’ rescue stories are absolutely incredible. One of them is the following story about this poor puppy.
The pictures really do say more than a thousand words: this puppy is in terrible shape and calls a filthy, litter-filled puddle her ‘home.’
Jeevith, the dog, was discovered cowering in a disgusting city puddle in India.
Look at those thin bones and her matted fur, which was completely covered in dirt. Her condition was bad. This stray dog appeared to have gone weeks without eating and was about to die.
Fortunately, someone noticed the four-footer and wanted to assist her.
The bystander shared a couple of photos on Facebook in the hopes that it would be seen by an animal rescue organization, which would try to help the puppy. The post went viral long.
Several people made arrangements for a local veterinarian to check her.
At the very least, things were looking up for this four-footer for the first time in a long time. Kannan Animal Welfare, an animal welfare organization, dispatched a couple of volunteers to check the ditch where Jeevith was holed up, hoping that it wouldn’t be too late.
Fortunately, they were able to find her and took her to the veterinarian right away.
While the medical examination was necessary, it also revealed the full extent of Jeevith’s injuries, which are harrowing to read. She was in danger of dying and had to be hooked up to an IV for three hours, unable to move.
The poor dog appeared to be running out of time. Her right eye, unfortunately, was eaten by maggots and could not be saved.
It’s absolutely appalling how things turned out. Jeevith was dealing with flies that decided her fur was the ideal place to lay eggs, and when the maggots hatch, they began eating away at her body and face while she was still alive.
When you add in the horrible malnourishment, it’s easy to see why this dog was saved at the last possible time.
Despite the fact that recovery was extremely difficult, Jeevith grew stronger day by day.
With doctors looking after her and plenty of food and water, she began to emerge from the woods slowly but steadily.
She was even able to walk on her own again after a couple of days.
The transformation she’s undergone is absolutely remarkable. She doesn’t resemble the pictures in that filthy puddle.
Jeevith’s recovery was going swimmingly, but there was more good news to come. People had already expressed interest in adopting her, and she was able to find a loving forever home not long after that.
She now has a happy life ahead of her with a loving family, despite the fact that she will never fully recover from her injuries and traumas.
Jeevith is a lovely example of why animal lovers should adopt rather than shop.