Love and kindness can sometimes save a person’s life. It does the same with the animals, especially abandoned and injured ones. People look for help when they need help, and these animals do, too. They’re brave to approach people who can help them. They make up a happy ending for themselves. The story below of a paralyzed pup dragging herself for miles to find help will melt your heart. Let’s scroll down!
Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa that becomes a lush animal habitat during seasonal floods.
While most animals in Botswana have it pretty tough, there are still abandoned and injured dogs.
This paralyzed Botswanian pooch’s story has touched the heart of millions. The little poor pup was forced to drag herself around for miles with a broken spine looking for help.
Luck smiled on the poor puppy.
The little puppy was saved by a team of volunteers led by Susanne Vogel working in the Northern Okavango region at that time. They were conducting a project that aimed to reduce conflicts between elephants and people. The team were in shock when they looked up to see the poor puppy slowly dragging herself into their remote camp.
The little puppy spotted the volunteer team, and she didn’t hesitate to approach them to help her.
The poor pup, later named Poppy, clearly needed aid.
“She came crawling — literally crawling because her back legs were completely immobilized — into our research camp. She was unable to walk, but full of love and seeking help,” Susanne commented.
The team immediately assessed Poppy and examined her condition. The poor pup had clearly been involved in some type of accident that left her spine broken and caused paralysis. They then cleaned and fed the injured animal and rushed her to the vet. There, however, they didn’t receive good news.
Poppy went through an examination and found out that she was just seven months old. The poor pup could potentially be helped through surgery, but her chances of survival were very low.
But the researchers didn’t give up hope. They knew that little Poppy was special.
Although Poppy couldn’t risk the surgery, she started working on therapy and rehabilitation exercises to help strengthen her legs. At the same time, the volunteers worked hard raising money for Poppy’s future care and medical expenses. They humbly asked the public to help give Poppy a chance to live – and animal lovers everywhere immediately jumped at the chance.
After undergoing many hours of physical therapy, the brave pup eventually grew stronger and can now stand on her four legs.
Although Poppy’s still not well enough to undergo surgery, she doesn’t appear to be in any pain.
Poppy was given her own set of wheels to race around on, and she got excited about it!
Not just that, the energetic, adorable pup was finally adopted into a forever home. Her forever parents are MaryBeth Hastings, from Washingon, D.C, and they flew her back to the United States. And, Poppy has just started happy days in her life with her family!