Dog strangling on embedded wire healed and happy!
We received a call on our helpline from a resident of a small village just outside Udaipur reporting a dog who had something tied around her neck so tightly it had embedded deep into her flesh. Villagers had seen her suffering but didn’t know about Animal Aid’s rescue service and because the dog wasn’t friendly with people, there was nothing they could do. Finally, one of the villagers who did know about Animal Aid saw her distress and immediately called us for help.
The material around her neck may have been tied years ago when she was a puppy and slowly over time started to cut through the skin.
Our rescuers caught her using a net as there was no way we were going to be able to catch her by hand. She was very skittish of people and was ready to bolt at any minute.
As soon as our ambulance brought her back to the shelter, we gave her sedation and removed the plastic wire that was buried deep in the skin in her neck.
After removing the plastic wire, we shaved the fur around her neck, flushed the wound clean, applied a moist bandage and gave painkillers and antibiotic injections.
After dressing her wound every day for a little over 3 weeks, she has now been spayed and vaccinated and is 100% healed and healthy. We are returning her to her village now along with giving Animal Aid emergency leaflets to neighbors to ensure her safety in the future.