Dog Injured In An Accident Waited To Be Rescued For 24 Hours, But The New Owners' Love Came As A Miracle
March 25, 2019 13:32 By Fabiosa
There are many examples of how human kindness gives stray or injured animals a chance to live a happy life. Although we may be among those who were touched by the stories of Lunita and Frodo, often in a hurry we pass by those who desperately need our help.
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The number of fatal road accidents is increasing worldwide. And while the data on human victims is generally accurate, we don’t think about animals that much. According to some data, in the USA alone, roughly 6 million cats and dogs are killed in such accidents annually. Any impact on the road is serious for an animal. Some die on the spot, others don’t seem to have been injured at all, and still others are left on the scene to die. They may lie there for hours and days as people drive or walk by.
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This is what almost happened to charming Lady, who was eventually saved by the founder of animal rescue organization Hope For Paws, Eldad Hagar. Having received a message from a good samaritan, he went to the scene and found the helpless little creature.
Eldad estimated that the dog had been lying on the side of the road for about a day.
Thanks to timely assistance and care, Lady managed to get back on her feet. And thanks to the video posted by Hagar, she found a loving family. Just look at the wonderful transformation of this little one!
Every life is precious. Most pet owners carefully watch them while on the street and train them to behave properly near traffic. But it still doesn’t guarantee that they won’t be hit by a passing car.
Everyone needs to know what to do if a dog, cat, or any other animal has become a victim of a road accident – any one of us can find ourselves in a situation in which the life of an animal depends on us.
- Keep calm and try to make sure that the injured animal is on a relatively safe portion of the road.
- Call a vet from the nearest clinic if you can’t take the injured dog or cat there yourself.
- Handle the animal very carefully so as not to aggravate the injuries.
- If possible, try to warm the animal by covering it with something, without blocking access to air. If necessary, loosen or remove the collar.
- Try to stop the bleeding and cover open wounds with a clean cloth.
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Remember that even if an animal seems to be okay after the impact, it can have fractures, damage to internal organs, internal bleeding, or a concussion. If the animal has suffered from a road accident, it must be referred to a vet in any case.
Lady got lucky: she found happiness in the loving family of her new owners. Isn't it worth that small amount of time people may have to spend on a call for help?
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