A dog lying very weak in the street begged with a look for the help she needed to stay alive. Her state of health was very delicate, she could not suffer the strata of hunger and helplessness for much longer than she had already endured.
Anyone who has ever visited the beautiful island of Bali in Indonesia knows that in addition to its beauty it also has a serious problem of abandoned dogs, so it is common to find stray dogs walking there.
The government has had a difficult task on its hands to control this situation by taking anti-rabies vaccination measures, but some citizens and shelter workers have had to take matters into their own hands .
Many have made the attempt to give the poor puppies the decent life they deserve. Although unfortunately they do not have the resources to take care of all the animals that are abandoned or that receive unfair treatment.
In Bali, the Hindu faith is highly practiced and within its beliefs is the important figure of Yudhishthira, a king who reached heaven with his dog.
Because of that history, many there believe that adopting puppies is a way to get to heaven . A beautiful example of this is the story of a husky that was found by Rico Soegiarto, wandering the streets, malnourished and mistreated.
When Rico saw the puppy for the first time in the streets of Denpasar, the furry one had bald spots and was extremely thin, so thin that her bones could be seen , she did not seem to have many days left in this world.
Her condition was critical, but she clung to the hope of continuing to live and having a better destiny, surrounded by the love and protection she deserves.
Despite being in such critical condition, her blue eyes sparkled and Rico knew he had to give her a second chance.
The dog finally got the help she had been waiting for.
«I don’t know what was so special about him , it’s about heart and feelings. I found her while she was coming home from work, she was lying in the middle of the street,” Rico said.
After giving him care, good food and lots of love for days, Rico shared the images of his recovery process.
It is impressive how the dog that was only “skin and bones” managed to transform completely, showing that love makes everything possible and above all, that it is always worth giving those animals who suffer helpless a chance.
The dog was completely transformed and it is very pleasing to be able to see the record of this story in images. It is amazing to see how this little girl improved, thanks to the nobility of a human being who deserves our recognition and admiration for such valuable work.
“She loves receiving affection and eating cookies . She is so sociable that she sometimes worries me, because in Bali there are many thieves, “Rico commented jokingly .
This lucky little dog is now safe with him, who also has 4 other puppies and is a faithful animal lover. She decided to name the husky “Hope” , which in English means hope.
This is a beautiful message, as it teaches us that for stray dogs in Bali or anywhere in the world, hope is us.
We are the only ones who can help improve their lives and over time we will understand that they really are the ones who cure us of all ills. It is important that we do not have an indifferent look at the pain of the dogs that are on the streets, or that are waiting for the opportunity to be adopted.
The dog Hope made a full recovery and we celebrate the outcome of this rescue that against all odds was great.