Blossom, the dog, was discovered by an OrphanPet volunteer in Greece. She had been a stray for weeks, if not months, and had been wandering the streets. The poor dog was in awful shape.
Her tail had a chain wire lodged in it that had been there for a long time. Her tail grew enormously bloated as a result of the chain being so firmly wrapped around it.
She was also coated in thousands of ticks, which made matters worse. They ran a blood test and discovered that her blood was unusually thin as a result of the tick ticks. She wouldn’t have survived much longer if they hadn’t saved her. Blossom’s time was running short, and they realized they needed to act immediately to assist her.
They gave her a blood transfusion and ended up having to amputate her tail after bringing her in. They worked deliberately and painstakingly to remove as many ticks as they could one by one, but it took them nearly a week to remove every single dead tick.
Her transformation is truly remarkable. She’s presently in fantastic health and has gained some new canine companions along the road. And the greatest part? She had been adopted! She’s now settled into her forever home and enjoys her second shot at life. She would not have survived if this volunteer hadn’t found her and brought her in. Thank god for OrphanPet’s kind rescuers!
Watch her rescue and transformation in the video below. It is truly fantastic!