This is Açucena! In one of the worst cases of abandoned animals in history, this poor dog was lying in plain sight in the middle of the road and, given her hereditary condition, had been there for a long time. It is a mystery that human cruelty has reached this level.
,,This case moved me to tears. It broke my heart to see her lying in the gutter under the hot sun. She was sleeping in the gutter because there was no place to sleep.” says the Abrigo Au family volunteer who found her. Her body was rough and her skin was inflamed. She was scared and ran away, but the warmth of a friendly volunteer stopped her. She was so surprised. So many shops, so many people passing by. No one stopped to help her. How can they pretend she doesn’t exist? How could they ignore all this suffering?
,,I feel so helpless in the face of such indifference, cruelty, neglect, lack of money. Even so, I couldn’t find the courage to go ahead and leave her alone.” the volunteer explained. ,,I don’t know, but we think she will recover. And I’m glad she responded. She will no longer be hungry, she will no longer sleep outside, she will no longer come in the rain. I gave her the name Açucena!”
With everyone’s help she went to the hospital to be examined. She is an old animal who is suffering and has all the pain of abandonment. She also had an enlarged liver and spleen. Açucena will be under care for at least another 30 days. She is very sick, won’t stand up and doesn’t eat.
Just after 20 days she made a great progress.
More than a month later, Açucena has changed in a wonderful way and deserves to start a new happy life.
Does anyone still recognize this girl? Azucena.
Look how beautiful and cute she is!
A big thank you goes to Abrigado Au Family for their help!