A kind woman named Ana contacted Howl Of A Dog, a local rescue group in Romania, about a senior dog she found in the middle of a field. She told the rescuers that she took her to a safe place but the pup needed something more than food, water, or shelter. She was in bad shape and needed urgent medical care.
Without second thoughts, the rescuers agreed to help. They jotted down the address where Ana took the dog and hurriedly went there. When they saw the dog, their hearts shattered, and they knew they had to race time in order to save her.
The dog, later on, named Doris, was about 8 years old at the time of her rescue. She had sogging folds of skin on her mammary glands, a giveaway that she bred puppies, one litter after another, in the past. She was used for monetary purposes, and when she got weak and sick, her owner discarded her like trash.
Doris underwent emergency spay surgery because of a severe uterine infection. It took a while before she recovered, but luckily, she pulled through just fine. But as the vets conducted a further medical investigation, they discovered she had more issues than they thought.
The dog had a 2-cm tumor on her right ear flap, damaged kidneys, and an enlarged liver. She walked with difficulty due to spine deterioration related to her old age, and she was also completely deaf in both ears. But despite her condition, she never lost the sweet smile on her face.
There was no assurance that she’d pull through, but her rescue family was determined to help. Although slowly, she continued to add weight, and she responded well to medication. So no matter the challenges they faced, they promised to never give up on her.
The senior dog is now in good health and she’s ready for a new start. She prefers to be the only dog in her new home and looks forward to joining a family with lots of experiences caring for a senior dog.
Doris is in her golden years and she deserves a loving home just as much as younger dogs do. She is incredibly sweet and she promises to shower you with her unconditional love for the rest of her years.
Credits to Howl Of A Dog