Esdras Andrade, a self-employed animal protector and rescuer from So José dos Campos, Brazil, received a video of a family of dogs on a busy road. Unfortunately, the poor animals were abandoned and left to die. It was undeniably the ideal location for unwanted animals, but Esdras refused to let them suffer.
Rather than relaxing at the beach, Esdras grabbed his keys and drove straight to the dogs’ location. He noticed the mother dog trying to stop traffic in the middle of the road. She begged for help, but none of the passing motorists were interested enough to stop. Instead, they ignored the poor dog and continued on their way.
Despite her obvious fear of the approaching vehicles, the momma dog stood there and continued to seek help. She didn’t mind being in danger as long as someone decided to help her. Unfortunately, she did not receive the help she required.
Esdras approached the puppies lying in the grass. He was about a step away from them when the momma dog noticed him and ran over to stop him. She had no idea he was there to help her and warned him to back off.
The rescuer needed to quickly gain the trust of the momma dog. With a single glance, he could tell her puppies required medical attention. He also suspected that something was wrong with her and that they needed to see a veterinarian right away.
Esdras had to work for hours to save the mother dog and her puppies. But as soon as he could, he rushed them to the vet. He knew the newborn puppies needed to see a specialist as soon as possible, so he didn’t waste any time.
The entire family was swarmed by thousands of fleas. One puppy, however, was significantly more infested than his siblings. He required special attention, but everyone was given the attention they required.
The mother dog and her six puppies have been taken in by the rescuer. They will be available for adoption soon, but for the time being, they have received the help of a foster home where they can stay together until they are all ready to start over.