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Three miracles in a day

One day in November, Jo and Russell were alerted to a stray dog living near a navy training camp near Galle. They were told the dog had a terrible wound so lost no time looking for him.

This gentle dog that we named Rusty, was soon found and he had a huge maggot infested wound on his back-he was literally being eaten alive and no-one had cared enough to help him.  He had been suffering in agony for months...

On the way back to the site with Rusty in our tuk tuk, 2 tiny and helpless orphaned female pups were spotted (later named Jackie and Jill). They were also covered in maggots and fly eggs.

All three dogs were taken back to the safety of our sanctuary and were given immediate treatment in our veterinary clinic.

Rusty allowed Jo to clean and treat his wound without any sedation. He was covered in ticks, suffering from mange and later tested positive for tick fever (Ehrlichiosis).

We are pleased to report that under our care, all three dogs are recovering well as you can see from the photos. 
Dear Rusty is totally devoted to Jo, our brilliant vet nurse, and follows her around everywhere. He has become her stalker!

Three more happy endings and three more reasons why our work in Sri Lanka is so vital.  

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Jackie and Jill when rescued
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When rescued
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Receiving treatment
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After treatment - Two happy little pups 
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