A woman named Laura Forma found a dog walking down the street in Houston, Texas. This puppy has an unusual appearance, because although its body seems normal, its head is very swollen.
Forma, an independent dog rescuer, said she saw the puppy while driving. The little dog was walking towards the traffic, so she stopped and tried to lead him, but the little animal was still running in the opposite direction, he just didn’t care about her.
He even tried to get her attention by offering her food, but even then she wouldn’t come near; In fact, the puppy disappeared from his sight when he entered a private residence.
Despite the puppy’s flight, Forma didn’t give up and talked to the caretaker of the property, but he couldn’t find it either.
In the end, the young woman had to leave without being able to rescue the dog that day, but as soon as she could, she asked for help through a Facebook post , which reached Anna. Barbosa, president and co-founder of Houston’s K-911 abandoned dog rescue group
Luckily, Anna was near the neighborhood where the dog was seen, but unfortunately she didn’t get anywhere either.
The poor little dog was stunned and exhausted.
But Forma’s will was unbreakable and on that day when she got off work, she was with some volunteers named Tom Heller and Rob Acuna Jr. came to the rescue of the puppy that was found hiding in a barn in front of a residential area. complex. .
Forma and volunteers managed to safely catch the pup and took him to VERGI Animal Hospital, where Houston K-911 took over his care.
The puppy, whom they named Gus, had a shoelace tiedaound his neck very tightly , and this was what was causing his head and neck to be so swollen, as the dog’s fluids could not be drained. move through your body because of the cord.
His days were full of suffering and until then no one had cared for him.
It is speculated that someone attached the cord to the dog when it was a puppy and consequently, as it grew, it became more and more adjusted.
For the first time, veterinarians would seek a solution to their suffering
But the bitter surprises did not end there, when the team of veterinarians took x-rays, they found that he had 28 pellets embedded in his body . Someone had shot him several times!
It wasn’t just his head that caused him pain, every movement he made was torture.
Most of the pellets were located on the right side of his body, perhaps they held him to the ground when they shot him or he was tied up while someone did so.
Gus’s injuries were so severe that at first the vets doubted he would survive and everyone noted how poor Gus was in mortal pain. He was in a deplorable state, the pain overwhelmed him in such a way that the poor man only caredaout surviving.
But Gus knew that this could not be the end, he would be a strong and obedient puppy to recover from his injuries.
The vets team were able to save Gus’s life after operating on his injuries and estimated that Gus was only 8 months old.
You could see how little by little Gus was recovering his health and his confidence in humans.
Once Gus was released, he was taken to live with Marina Harrison, a caregiver who works for Houston K-911 First Responders . Although Gus’s recovery process has been slow, Harrison has enjoyed watching him evolve day by day.
Now his gaze radiates curiosity and tranquility
Gus was a little nervous at first but he has quickly become more confident, now he even greets Harrison with a wagging tail, he has been eating well and likes to steal the other dogs’ beds from time to time. Gus is developing his personality, which is great progress.
Gus trusts humans again and his dream is to have a new family
Even so, Gus needs several more weeks to fully recover, but he will eventually be ready to be adopted .
Here’s Laura’s heart-pounding moment when she first saw Gus on the street:
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