A stray dog had the most touching reaction in the arms of his rescuer when he realized that he was finally safe.
It is not the first time that we bring you a touching story about the gratitude and tenderness that animals rescued from the streets can feel. Puppies that have lost their families or that they have discarded them, abandoning them to their fate. Little dogs who have had to endure a hostile world and have had to survive completely alone.
But the fate of these dogs changes when people with a true vocation and love for animals decide to act to put an end to such tragic circumstances.
The little dog suffered a lot on the streets but is finally safe
Tamara Johnston tells what happened to Basil, a stray dog who was rescued on the streets of Songkhla, Thailand.
Johnston, who is the founder of an organization that works to defend and protect stray and unprotected animals in Thailand, was in the middle of a very busy day. Hot and exhausted, Tamara had prepared to stop at a nearby store to buy something to drink and cool down.
But it was on the road to that place that she saw a small dog that appeared to be only a few months old. With his stomach completely swollen while the rest of his body was emaciated, covered in fleas and ticks and with a look of indescribable fear, in that terrible condition she found little Basil.
Tamara stopped to ask people in the area if they knew anything about the puppy, if its mother would be nearby and if it had an owner. One of the residents of the area explained to the founder of “ Thai Street Paws Rescue ” that the puppy had no owner, that its mother was not around and that the dog had a little sister, but that she had recently been hit by a vehicle in that same street.
“He goes from house to house seeing what he can find to eat,” said another resident of one of the houses near the street where Tamara found Basil.
Without further ado, she took him and took him in her car to the vet where they gave him fluids and medications to make him feel better. “Basil behaved wonderfully, although I think that in part he was tired of being so sick. I’m sure it was a relief for him,” her rescuer explained.
Basil must remain at the vet for several more days, when he feels better he will be vaccinated and sterilized, and will live with Tamara or one of the other shelter volunteers until he finds a permanent home. Johnston hopes to find an adoptive family for the little boy soon.
The reality is that Tamara sees many more dogs in terrible conditions than she could actually rescue, although she confessed that this particular puppy stood out from the others due to the condition it was in and its young age.
“I couldn’t leave him there, he knew someone was going to help him, he didn’t even move. He just fell asleep in my arms, he was finally safe,” he added.
Below you can see the scene in which Tamara caresses the small and defenseless Basil, eager to receive attention and affection.
Impossible to contain the tears!:
Every living being on this planet feels and it is extremely encouraging to see how with so little, the life and appearance of a dog can change so much. Likewise, it is that possibility of completely changing the situation of a defenseless animal that should inspire us to actively participate with similar organizations in our community.
Here you can see a video summary of this beautiful love story:
May Basil’s story be an encouragement for more people to participate in rescuing helpless puppies.