Canine distemper is a major cause of death among unvaccinated stray dogs. This infectious virus attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and central nervous systems of dogs, often with fatal consequences. In this video, we see Animal Help Unlimited personnel attempting to rescue a young homeless puppy suffering from distemper. The dog had actually been infected for weeks but didn’t receive treatment because it didn’t have a home. Eventually, they found her collapsed on the side of a road, wagging her tail in hope of being rescued.
The rescue team noticed that the dog was on the brink of death, but they were determined to give it a chance to recover. They provided it with intensive care for two weeks, administering antibiotics and fluids as needed. Despite experiencing excruciating discomfort, the dog was grateful for the first time in its life that humans were taking care of it.
The little puppy was making progress every day, and it was a magical moment for the care team when he regained enough strength to stand on all fours and walk again! The team was overjoyed with his victory and the puppy ran towards them, hugged them tightly, and wagged his tail happily. Their bright smiles and the pup’s limitless energy brought happiness to everyone’s day!
To witness the rescue team’s relentless efforts to save the life of this young puppy, check out the video below.