Noah's Residents

Noah's Residents

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dumped and Left to Die

The photographs below contain contents that is graphically disturbing, viewer's discretion is advised.

This dog was found dumped outside Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary (NANAS).
Workers at the sanctuary immediately took the dog in to clean its wounds
which were already infested with maggots. 

It was a typical Sunday afternoon at Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary (NANAS) when the workers were alerted to a mongrel that was dumped just outside the sanctuary.  

Immediately, the workers rushed to the dog’s aid and brought it in to seek medical treatment.

The prognosis was bad, maggots were already devouring and infecting the dog’s wound. There was only one option - which was to remove the maggots individually before treating the wound. The reality was that 100 maggots were able to eat through about ½ a pound of flesh. If left untreated, the dog would suffer a slow and painful death.

The main problem lies with the owner not knowing or being ignorant of the meaning of responsible pet ownership. Being responsible means going through the right channels to surrender your pet.  

Animal sanctuaries such as Noah's Ark and organizations such as the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)  seek the public co-operation to use the right channels to safely surrender your pet if need be. 

The sad outcome of these dogs is that they lose their sense of direction. Often they yearn for their owners, are susceptible to further abuse and attacks by other strays. Surrendering of your pet should be done as the last resort and always seek the right help for your pet. Medical treatment and financial assistance plans are available, thus there should be no reason for the dumping of pets.

Bruno, estimate to be about 3 years old is on the road to recovery. He also has a permanent place to call home.  Practice animal responsibility and never dump your pet. There are always alternatives available and a pet is a life-long commitment. 

by Darren Chan

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