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One thing we cannot stop is time. As we age, we hope to do so gracefully and with dignity, but sadly that isn’t always possible, especially for a helpless dog living on the streets.
This elderly dog, riddled with mange, starving and helpless, tucked his frail body into a ball and waited to die. He no l0nger had the drive to live. Time hadn’t been kind to him. As countless people passed him by during his years, not one stopped to help him. They just left him there to suffer.
The skinny dog lay atop a pile of trash and tucked himself away, hoping no one would bother him. But one special rescue group didn’t care that he was old or sad or hopeless. They wanted him to spend his remaining days in a safe place.
As one rescuer approached him, he stood up, and you could see nearly every bone in his body. He was covered in wounds. He didn’t want the rescuer to touch him, so he tried to get away. The most heartbreaking cries resonating from him– they were cries of despair, they were cries of fear.
The dog screamed, but this didn’t deter the rescuer. He knew what he had to do.
The rescuer placed a blanket over him to calm him down. The blanket would also make picking him up a lot less painful.
Finally, at the rescue center, the old dog was cared for. His hairless skin, covered in sores, was covered in topical medication. He also received an injection for pain.
Next, he received a medicated bath. This would greatly help his skin heal. The rescuers would give him a medicated bath every day. It would soothe him and help to clear his skin of the painful disease.
Miraculously, after a few months of lots of TLC, the senior dog that had curled up to die, got a new name and a new lease on life. Meet Edward now!
Edward’s story is proof that EVERY life is worth saving. No matter how withdrawn they are or how sick, there is still hope. He can now live pain-free with wonderful people who will make sure he has food every day and a lot of love. Edward gets to spend his golden years as he should– happy and safe.
Just look at that smile!