Blossom, the dog, was found in Greece by an OrphanPet volunteer. She’d been wandering the streets for weeks, if not months, as a stray. The poor puppy was in terrible shape.
A chain wire had become lodged in her tail and had been there for a long time. Because the chain was so tightly wrapped around her tail, it grew enormously bloated.
To make matters worse, she was covered in thousands of ticks. They took a blood test and discovered that the tick bites had caused her blood to become extremely thin. If they hadn’t saved her, she wouldn’t have survived much longer. Blossom’s time was running out, and they realized they had to help her right away.
After bringing her in, they had to give her a blood transfusion and amputate her tail. They worked hard and methodically to remove as many ticks as they could one by one, but it took them nearly a week to get rid of every single dead tick.
Her transformation is truly astonishing. She’s now in excellent health and has made some new canine friends along the way. And the best part is that she was adopted!
She’s found her forever home and is enjoying her second chance at life. If this volunteer hadn’t discovered her and brought her in, she would not have survived. Thank goodness for OrphanPet’s compassionate rescuers!
Her rescue can be seen in the video below. It’s simply amazing!