The last two months we have been working on sterilization for some street dogs and cats in the area where the sanctuary is.
One of these dogs belonged to a neighbor and was in heat, so we caught her and asked the neighbor if we could take her to the vet and do the sterilization. She agreed.
This dog lives with the neighbor, but the woman does not really care for her animals and is in a very bad situation. Remember, Colombia doesn’t have animal protection laws and there is no government agency that protects these animals, so we decided to help as much as we could.
We got the surgery done for this dog and she had to then stay in our home while she healed. We nursed her for 5 days until her wounds closed. When she was fully recovered we went back to the house of the neighbor to return the dog, but the situation was very sad. The neighbor immediately took the dog and tied her to a pole in a place that was full of chicken manure. She did not care at all for her dog. We had been taking care of her dog with love and now suddenly she was without her freedom in a horrible and dirty place. I could see the sadness in her face and I could not tolerate it.
One day, the same neighbor saw me playing with her chickens and she asked me if I liked chickens. With a big smile on my face, I told her, “I love all animals.” That same afternoon she brought in a bag, two hens and one of them carrying two baby chicks. So now we have two new hens and two chicks who will grow up free and happy like the rest of our family. We are very happy for this unplanned rescue.
The puppy sterilization was thanks to the donation of one of our sponsors. Thank you very much!
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