A foreign traveler saw a stray puppy who had spent her entire life on the street. She was visiting the tiny resort town and was worried about the homeless senior dog she kept seeing on the road.
When the rescue crew arrived, the locals informed them that the dog had lived in the neighborhood for years and that everyone seemed to know her. Helen, as she was later named, was one of the fortunate strays since she had a pretty protected location and received food scraps from passersby.
Life on the street, on the other hand, was difficult, especially for older canines like Helen. She had to deal with the harsh winters, wet days, and storms. They were also denied medical attention. Furthermore, these poor animals were always in danger of being hit by cars or being harmed by non-animal-friendly people.
The helpers approached the dog and leashed her. The lovely puppy had waited her entire life for this moment of rescue. She ate the snacks while following the volunteer. They drove immediately to the veterinarian clinic after putting the dog in the crate, a two-hour journey.
Helen’s plastic ear tag indicated that she was a part of a trap-neuter-release program. This indicated she was caught as a stray during that time period. She was spayed and then returned to the streets.
Helen has been on the streets for at least six years. She was inspected, and the vet performed a battery of blood tests on her. Finally, the poor dog was diagnosed with Anaplasmosis, a tick-borne disease, and treated. Helen was now safe and well in the “Howl of a Dog” animal shelter. She was given a bath, most likely her first in many years. Helen’s story has now moved on to a new chapter. She was now safe and content.
When the innocent dog went to the clinic after a month, the findings of the investigation revealed that she had recovered. Helen enjoyed going on walks and had developed a charming demeanor. She was nice and well-behaved with everyone. Helen was perhaps 7 years old, and it broke my heart that a dog like her had to survive on the streets for so long. She did, however, soon find a wonderful family in the Netherlands who adopted her.