A Strange Sound in the House
When a man heard noises coming from inside his neighbor’s home, he had no idea what he was about to find. Nestled under the stairs was a homeless dog that was exhausted and terrified.
Even worse, the poor pup was suffering from a horrible wound on its neck. It was then the man knew something had to be done…
Hiding in a Stranger’s Home
When Animal Aid Unlimited (AAU) received a call from concerned citizens about a wounded dog hiding under the stairs of someone’s home. They knew they had to come to the rescue.
Recorded for their YouTube channel, the AAU named the dog Jupiter and rushed to the scene. Immediately they were worried about the dog’s injuries.
They needed to get the dog back to their clinic and fast.
Exhausted and in Pain
Jupiter was suffering from a large, blood-crusted wound on the back of his neck. Unable to move, Jupiter remained calm when the rescuers approached him.
It seemed the poor dog was about to have a change of luck.
Warming Up to Rescuers
The rescuers hoped to gain the dog’s trust, so they fed him biscuits. Soon, Jupiter allowed his new friend to pet him. Slowly, the rescuer put a makeshift collar around the dog’s neck to help coax him out from under the stairs.
Waiting for Help?
The rescue group posted on Facebook: “His trusting response to his rescuers made us wonder if on some level he was just waiting for help,” it read. “His sorrowful eyes told us everything we needed to know about his pain.”
No Time to Lose
After examining Jupiter’s wounds, the rescue team knew he was at risk of dying if they didn’t treat him right away. They quickly picked him up and carried him to their truck.
Everything was going to be okay.
At Death’s Door
Unfortunately, when they arrived back at the hospital they realized Jupiter’s injury was way more severe than they thought. The wound was much bigger and the infection was running rampant.
Evidence concluded that the wound had most likely been the result of a dog bite. Another problem was the cut was running rampant with maggots. The medical team cleaned the area and made sure to treat it with ointment so it could continue to heal.
Road to Recovery
Jupiter would need the wound cleaned and treated on a routine basis. They would have to debride, flush and remove the maggots, as well as replace the bandage daily.
Love and Kindness
As Jupiter began his road to recovery, the staff at AAU would spend quality time with him to make sure he felt safe and loved. They also ensured he got a quality meal so he could regain his strength.
Six Weeks of Healing
Jupiter’s recovery was a long one that had to run its course. For six weeks he would receive daily treatments to ensure his infection cleared up. Thankfully, due to the love and support from the AAU, he made a full recovery.
Happy and Healthy
Today, Jupiter is an entirely new dog. He’s happy and healthy, loves to play and most of all enjoys receiving kisses from the staff. To say he is a lover and not a fighter would be an accurate description.
A New Lease on Life
“This sweet boy might have stayed hiding until he died,” the AAU explained. “But Jupiter seemed to know he was on the path of healing from the first touch by the rescue team. He’s definitely a new boy, and an angel through and through.”
We hope Jupiter spends out the rest of his days in doggy heaven!
India’s Stray Problem
According to recent statistics, the country of India has more stray dogs than any other country in the world. In fact, the region has over 30 million of these pups living on the streets due to uncontrolled breeding.
As the dogs continue to take over the streets, an unexpected problem has developed: noise pollution. Since there are so many dogs on the streets now, the barking has become a horrible nuisance for the locals.
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Another struggle the country is facing is that over 20,000 deaths occur each year due to street dogs. Whether it’s a dog bite or disease, the dogs have completely taken over.
The amount of garbage on the streets also contributes to the number of dogs living as strays in India. Since garbage continues to sustain the dogs, the population only increases.
Decline of Vultures
The decline of vultures has also been a big issue. With fewer vultures to clean up the animal carcasses, the dogs have more to feed on. No one knows why the vulture population is on the decline, but it has triggered a real problem.
Keeping Up with the Population
The growing number of dogs has made it almost impossible for animal rescues to keep up with sterilization. The population is so extensive, there’s just no way to monitor the population.
You can guess where this leads. With more dogs going unneutered, street dogs breeding has become uncontrollable, which has led to the population booming to record numbers.
With so many dogs taking over the area, disease runs rampant. Many of the dogs suffer from ticks, mites, and severe mange. Animal attacks from rabies have also increased over the last few years.
A recent study in 2017 determined that seven million Indians were treated for rabies annually. Since most of the Indian population think of dogs as vermin, it can often be hard for them to get treated when they are sick.
Animal Aid Unlimited (AAU)
However, despite all of the problems, many of the street dogs still seek out love and companionship from humans. One organization that is taking up the torch to help these pups is the Animal Aid Unlimited (AAU). A Rajasthan-based charity, the organization is constantly taking care of sick and wounded street dogs.
A Mission of Kindness
“Animal Aid’s mission is to both bring relief to suffering animals and to awaken compassion among people,” the group states on its Facebook page. “Showing everyone a path to action is where we begin.”