They were discarded on a remote road. But this is the moment their lives would change forever.
A mother dog and her puppies are lucky to be alive after someone cruelly dumped them on a foreign dirt road tied inside a sack. But because of an honest Samaritan who stumbled across them, their lives were all saved.
Josiane Almeida is an animal rescuer from Lagoa da Prata, Brazil and was alerted by the great Samaritan who let her realize the desperate dog family. She and her husband immediately drove bent the agricultural road and filmed what they saw as they approached.
Even after handling many animals from abusive backgrounds, Josiane was still appalled by what she saw. “Some of the worst scenes of mistreatment I’ve ever witnessed,” Almeida wrote during a post online. “A sick mother with puppies tied during a sack and thrown within the middle of nowhere. They’ve been there for quite a while .”
When Josiane approached the dog, her mother let out a coffee growl, and her predicament frightened the little problem. A puppy seemed to wriggle free from the sack and stood beside her. But three other puppies were trapped inside the sack with their mother.
But they were close to be freed. Josiane could tell that something was wrong with the mama and therefore the puppies were hungry and weak. She brought the family home to offer them water and food and to rest up. She later visited the vet who said that each the puppies were healthy, but that the mother had a malignant growth – cancer.
Josiane appealed on social media for help covering the prices of chemotherapy and her friends and supporters pitched in. The mama dog is now undergoing treatment and she or he and her family are being fostered by Josiane. Once they are ready, the puppies are going to be put up for adoption.
For Josiane, she is relieved that she is in a position to assist the dogs.
“Before, this family was smothered during a sack tossed bent die, but as God is sweet, we managed to urge them out of suffering! They live well with me today!” Josiane Almeida wrote. “Thank you God for giving me this chance .”