Watch the beautiful recovery of an elderly dog whose ear was torn to shreds
We received a call on our helpline from a kind woman in Udaipur who had seen a terribly injured street dog walk past her house. She said he was shaking his head continuously and looked like he could collapse any minute.
Our ambulance rushed to the area and started to search for him and neighbors all pointed in different directions where they said they had seen him last. We combed the neighborhood for about a half hour but couldn’t find him. Then out of nowhere a man drove up on his motorbike and asked one of our rescuers, Nandu, to hop on because he had seen the dog on the main road a few minutes far.
And there he was, sitting on the side of the road with his ear hanging in pieces and a swarm of flies buzzing around the wound.
Nandu started feeding him biscuits to gain his trust and it was immediately apparent that he was very sweet and friendly. The rescuers then wrapped a blanket around him and brought him to the ambulance.
Back at Animal Aid we quickly gave him sedation and began treatment. We shaved away the dirty and matted fur around his ear and that’s when we could clearly see that his entire ear was necrotic and had to be completely removed.
Once all of the dead tissue was cut away and the wound was debrided we bandaged him up and let him recover.
In 5 weeks of treatment his wound has fully healed and he is a happy, loving boy with a new lease on life!
Thank you for supporting our rescues and making recoveries like Bhaloo’s possible.