A puppy that walked through the streets of an island has broken the heart of the entire community after he carried with him the symbol of the nightmare it had lived.
As a birthmark, the dog found in Curaçao had a rope completely embedded in the neck.
Not only did the puppy suffer torture for being alone on the street withstanding the island’s high temperatures, but the rope was a complete discomfort around his neck.
The puppy had been seen wandering around locals while looking for some water and food, so they decided to quench his hunger but couldn’t do much more for him. Although a group of neighbors wanted to rescue him, the puppy didn’t let anyone approach him.
The little animal was afraid of the presence of people.
His appearance was quite sad because in addition to the rope his skin showed signs of injury from severe scabies. Fortunately, a woman decided to call the local rescue group Paws Curacao, who did know how to gain the animal’s trust.
“We knew we had to act fast since he was weak, very hesitant but didn’t stick to one place”, said Violeta Draseikait.
The puppy was exposed to severe negligence. Rescuers argue that the practice of holding pets with ropes is very common on the island, so they warn owners about the danger.
The rope was incarnated to his neck and, when removed, he left a painful injury.
In Boef’s case, as they decided to call the rescued puppy, they don’t know very well if it belonged to someone at the scene and if the dog escaped or had been roaming the streets for years. What was evident is that the boy spent a lot of need.
“Owners don’t realize the damage it can do or they just don’t care. Removing the rope seemed like a new beginning for Boef and after a few days, we saw a different dog,”, said Violeta.
His neck was like that after removing the rope.
This puppy received medical attention when he was rescued and the necessary care to improve, not only for his physical injuries but for his emotional wounds. Despite this, his condition was quite flattering.
With the rescue, Boef found an opportunity to change his life.
Boef managed to recover and now looks much happier. One of the people in the community, where he was rescued, decided to take him home so that this puppy would never return to the streets.
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