Meet the little man who conquered our hearts ♥️
We found him in the woods next to our house last Thursday, where he apparently had been wandering for three days. We suspect he was dropped off there by a soulless human and left to fend for himself. Considering his size, weight, and teeth, the vet approximated that he’s around 2½ months old. A little baby.
We couldn’t help but take him in when we looked into his big sweet puppy eyes. So we took him to the vet, gave him a thorough bath and got rid of all his many fleas and ticks, fed him and bought him a nice little house. After a little brainstorming, we named him Legolas. You know – big ears, wandering in the woods…
The next day we noticed that he was not as lively. He was sleeping a lot, on the grass no less, probably because it was cooler there, especially after the sprinklers did their job. His stool was off and couldn’t keep his food down. So we took him back to the vet who immediately hooked him up to an IV. We had to adjust his diet and come back to the vet every day for the next 7 days for his treatment, but it is working and he is slowly coming back to life. Turns out he ate a plastic bag or something similar while he was alone.
We removed his cannula a couple of days ago, which was a relief to both him and us seeing that he would bite through his bandages faster than Flash himself. He no longer needs the IV, and will only need to take some probiotic pills for the next few days. We will also slowly adjust his diet back to normal in the next week.
Now he is free to chow down everything he wants. Except the shoes. We draw the line there.
It breaks our heart when we see so many unloved, homeless puppies. The issue of stray dogs is a huge problem here in Romania that sparks a lot of controversy. Euthanasia is a solution that does not sit well with the Romanian people, and the foundations and shelters that are supposed to take care of these pets are either underinvested or corrupt. This leads to many pets, dogs and cats alike wandering the streets. Sometimes surviving on strangers’ kindness, and sometimes suffering or getting killed.
Our families have extensive pet owners experience since we have under our care a mix of 16 of breed and stray dogs alike. So much so that we developed a little dog shelter next to our family’s company grounds. It is why we thought we should share a few tips about what to do if you find yourself in a similar situation.
If you find thrown out puppies wandering about without a family, don’t just leave them there, especially in the winter. They are small and if you leave them there they will have a very small shot at survival:
- bring them to the local shelter;
- if the shelter is not an option, try to find a home for them through social media, Craigslist, Ebay, and other individual seller platforms; you will be amazed by how many people are interested in adopting a puppy.
- or adopt them, they will brighten up your life;
- also, if you already have a pet, make sure to spay and neuter it if you are unlikely to care for its puppies.
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