A neglected dog trapped in a field was found by a woman. That poor dog did not know that his life would soon turn around because of that woman.
A woman named Nicola Owst just shared a story about how she saved the life of a dog who is now named Buddy. She shared the story in a campaign by the Notebook magazine called ‘A Dog is for life not just for Lockdown’.
Way back in 2009, Nicola along with her friend Sally was on a trip to see a foal that she saw on the internet. Sally’s husband, Rob and Sally herself ran a stable in Leicestershire. And because they have a stable, she always wanted to shelter animals who do not have any homes.
When the two friends arrived at their destination, the two of them felt something in their stomachs. To the two, it was one of the most terrifying places they have ever been in their whole lives.
Two men came out and showed them the foal that they wanted. The poor foal looked like it had not eaten for days and was covered in worms. Nicola and Sally could not bear it much longer there, so they quickly paid for the poor horse and lured him into the trailer.
But right before the two leave, Nicola saw another animal lying into the back of a rusty metal crate. She went near the crate to see if the animal was still alive. And fortunately, the poor animal was still alive. Though the animal was still alive, it had a hard time breathing.
The poor animal had a bruised face. It looked like someone was causing him severe pain. The animal was so thin that his ribs are already showing and he does not have any fur. The poor dog was sitting and lying on his own faeces. By the looks of it, the poor dog was not receiving any food or water. He smells like rotting flesh and faeces.
Nicola decided to rescue the poor and starving animal. Using a towel, she wrapped the dog and put him into their vehicle. The dog was also covered in mange.
Once she got home, she named the poor dog Buddy. Later she called a vet to have the dog examined. According to the vet, the dog was a Staffordshire bull terrier and was not even one year old.
Buddy had demodectic mange, and because he was living on his waste, his skin rotted because of the infections he got. But Nicola does not plan on giving up on her. She bathed him on the first night and started feeding him chicken and eggs.
Within one year, the dog recovered fully and started to socialise with other people. Nicola shared his progress on Facebook and made an account on Instagram. Buddy was a supportive and loyal dog to Nicola for the last 11 years.