A dog name Belle was recently rescued from an unfortunate situation and looks to be making a full recovery, but what a journey it has been for her.
Belle had been living in a rural part of South Africa when rescuers from Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) found her.
Unfortunately, in her homeland, access to veterinary care is very rare. So when Belle fell prey to a condition in which she was overrun by ticks, there was little that could be done.
Slowly, Belle accumulated thousands of ticks along her body, in her ears, and around her eyes. Rescuers were horrified when they came across the poor animal.
At first, there was little that could be done…
Removing the ticks from Belle’s body would have likely ensured that the dog would bleed to death. The team opted instead for hooking her up to an IV drip and waiting for the ticks to detach themselves.
One by one, the thousands of ticks removed themselves from Belle’s body and she slowly made a full recovery. Now, the dog is up for adoption and looking as healthy as ever.
We’re happy Belle is over the hurdle and on her way toward health and happiness. Please SHARE this post with friends and family and help Belle find a suitable home.
[Featured Image: Community Led Animal Welfare]