As we arrived to carry out our weekly rescue mission on a Saturday, we encountered an unexpected, distressing sight. We came across a Pitbull, who appeared malnourished and injured, lying in front of us. Witnessing his poor condition was heart-wrenching, and it left us pondering about the kind of person who would abandon such a vulnerable creature.
Initially, we believed that the Pitbull had passed away, but upon closer inspection, we discovered that he was still breathing. The fear in his eyes was unmistakable as he observed our presence. To ensure everyone’s safety, we cautiously approached him and secured a muzzle before taking him with us.
The Pitbull’s situation was terrible – he had a serious infection in his private parts, a high fever, multiple wounds oozing pus, and was covered in ticks and flies. It was shocking to witness such cruelty towards an innocent creature. However, we took heart when he began to eat after we gave him some food. We understood that nursing him back to health would be a challenging process, but we were resolute in our determination to see him through it.
On the second day, we decided that “Salvador” was an appropriate name for this resilient creature. He had survived so much, and we wanted to honor his strength and determination. The following day, we scheduled an appointment with the vet to conduct a thorough examination of our new friend. Blood tests and X-rays would help us better understand the cause of his weakness. We hoped that it was simply a matter of malnutrition, but we couldn’t rule out the possibility of injuries or fractures.
Despite his obvious suffering, Salvador continued to show a strong will to live. He was already recognizing us and seeking our assistance, although there was still fear in his eyes. We couldn’t help but wonder about what he had been through before arriving in our care.
As the days passed, we were thrilled to see Salvador’s spirits lifting. He no longer flinched at the touch of a hand, and even welcomed Ruben’s visits. We had faith in his recovery and were excited to watch him progress.
After a week of treatment with anti-inflammatories, B-complex vitamins, and a healthy diet, Salvador began to walk again. Although he was still unsteady on his feet, we knew that he would continue to thrive under our care.
After 20 days of Salvador’s journey towards recovery, we are happy to report that his spirit remains unbroken. We are immensely proud of him for making remarkable strides in his healing process. As the days went by, Salvador’s perseverance continued to inspire us, and our love and admiration for him grew stronger with each passing day.
Finally, after spending 48 days with us, Salvador found his forever home with Marina Cuadros. Her compassion for him was evident right from the start, as she witnessed his suffering and took an active role in his recovery. Marina’s loving care played a significant role in Salvador’s progress, from feeding him delicious homemade meals to being his constant source of support during the difficult times.
Salvador has been fortunate enough to experience the true meaning of love, thanks to Marina’s unwavering commitment to his well-being. We are overjoyed to see him find happiness and a new beginning with someone who cares for him deeply.
Although the path ahead may be lengthy and demanding, we have confidence in Marina’s commitment and affection to assist Salvador in overcoming any difficulties he may face. As of Day 200, Salvador is flourishing, having put on weight and experiencing happiness in his fresh beginning. We extend our profound gratitude to Marina and everyone who has contributed to his progress.