Puppies, in particular, are unable to fend for themselves.Even the toughest street dogs require medical attention and adequate shelter.A young puppy requires his mother, regular feedings, and plenty of warmth.When left alone, their chances of survival decrease with age.
This tiny creature was discovered on his own in a garbage dump.He was only about a month old!While on her way to help another dog, a rescuer who frequents the area discovered him.He was climbing around the trash when the rescuer noticed he was missing a paw.He had bite marks on his back as well.This poor baby required immediate assistance!
Despite his young age and poor health, he kept looking for food in order to survive.He’s a very intelligent man who fought for his life.The rescuer took a crate from her vehicle and placed him inside.She brought him home and fed him well.He needed to get a good night’s sleep before going to the vet in the morning.
The puppy, now named Gizmo, is examined by the vet the next morning.The doctor believes his foot was caught in a fox trap.The veterinarian immunizes him and treats him for worms.The most serious concern, however, is walking on his injured leg.
Gizmo is also in a lot of pain as a result of his missing paw.To avoid further pain and infection, the vet believes it is best to amputate the entire leg.Gizmo is still too young for that type of surgery, so the veterinarian will have to keep an eye on him until he grows larger and stronger.Gizmo develops a strong bond with her cat Luna while in foster care with his rescuer.Luna gets sick and Gizmo does all he can to comfort her. The rescuer takes Luna to the vet, and Gizmo must accompany her.He cuddles up to Luna as if to say, “It’ll be fine, friend.”