In Donna, Texas, a group of rescuers were surprised by the condition of a dog that was brought to their animal shelter. The poor pup was infested with ticks and had been neglected and left to fend for itself on the streets. Her condition was so severe that she was on the brink of death. Luckily, she stumbled upon a stranger’s yard who then contacted Dallas Dog – Rescue. Rehab. Reform for help. The ticks were all over her body, making it difficult to even see her ears, breast, back, and paws. It was a heartbreaking sight for the rescuers.
The poor dog, Amora, was so anemic that she could barely stand. Fortunately, some kind strangers brought her to the hospital where she received urgent medical attention and a blood transfusion which saved her life. The rescue group, Dallas DogRRR-Rescue.Rehab.Reform, shared Amora’s story on their Facebook page, revealing that she had wandered into a stranger’s yard seeking help. The group considered her lucky to have been found and promised to do all they could to assist her. Amora was transferred to a partner veterinarian in critical condition, and her possibility of recovery remains uncertain. However, the team is determined to work with her to improve her health and fly her to Dallas once she stabilizes.
CAUTION: The following video contains graphic content that may not be suitable for all viewers. The news was exciting when it came the next day! A reliable source on the ground reported that Mi Amor had made it through the night and was still alive. They were just getting to the hospitalized patients. They will begin feeding her soon. More ticks have arrived, and I am welcome to stop by to check on her and help with her cleaning. However, I will wait until the office is open to do so. This morning, they will perform another complete blood count (CBC) to determine if she needs additional transfusions. I requested that they let us know as soon as possible if they need to transfer her to another facility to continue her treatment or care. All remaining ticks were removed on the same day. After a few days, Amora was ready to be fostered, and a volunteer from Dallas Dog – Rescue.Rehab stepped forward to adopt her from the reform shelter.
According to Amora’s caretaker, she was extremely afraid of everything when they first met. It took a lot of effort for them to get her out of the car and into her new home. Although they didn’t introduce her to the dogs right away, they were curious about her and wanted to get to know her better.