A puppy who was found dying on the side of a road by a rescue team has overcome the odds and made a remarkable recovery.
When a rescue team from Animal Aid Unlimited found little Lily they were so worried about the poor puppy they thought she might die on the way to the hospital.
When she arrived at the hospital vets immediately started her on a course of IV fluids but she remained almost comatose and slept through the night.
Thankfully she’s a fighter, and despite being dangerously ill and in shock, which was brought on by severe dehydration, she managed to survive her night in the hospital.
Within 24 hours Lily was up and about and, according to those looking after her, she’s got her appetite back and is growing stronger and stronger every day.
Lily is just one of the thousands of street animals in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, who Animal Aid Unlimited’s rescue team help every year.
Their team of dedicated vets and animal experts work tirelessly to ensure stray dogs, cows, donkeys, birds, and cats get the treatment they need.
Without the work of Animal Aid Unlimited, these poor animals would go untreated and endure needless suffering.
Every day they respond to up fifty calls and rescue animals with all sorts of ailments including; fractures, spinal injuries, wounds, skin problems, and all sorts of nasty diseases.
They bring all the animals they rescue back to their shelter where they’re treated by a dedicated medical team who perform emergency surgeries as well as spay/neutering the animals if necessary.
Their vets spay/neuter the animals to prevent the birth of further strays and preemptively stop the suffering of thousands of puppies who would otherwise die from accidents, starvation, and disease each year.
On any given day they claim to treat around 150 animals in their shelter and Animal Aid Unlimited claim their work has made Udaipur one of the best cities in India to be a street animal.
Animal Aid Unlimited also run outreach missions in classrooms, churches, and malls which work to educate the public across the city in what to do if they see an animal in need of medical assistance.
They do this because before they started there was no ambulance or hospital for street animals, and therefore there was no culture of helping animals who were sick or injured.
According to Help Animals India, there are millions of stray dogs living on the streets of India most of whom are not a threat to people, unfortunately, the opposite is not true.
A minority in India who see street dogs as a nuisance have reportedly taken to using inhumane methods to deal with the problem, specifically poisoning and beating these dogs.
Help Animals India report the method to humanely reduce the street dog populations is spaying and neutering these animals, just like the Animal Aid Unlimited team do.
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More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
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