It is no secret that the Philippines, just like any other third world country, is filled with stray dogs. Most of the time, these stray dogs are neglected, and they do not have a home.
In Dumaguete, a skinny and hairless stray dog was found wandering in the streets. This poor fur baby was thin, she was extremely emaciated. Her fragile body was covered with scabs and manges.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, this poor fur-baby also had one of her legs broken. It looked like the neglected girl was just waiting for her end to come. No one minded her on the streets, and no one stopped to feed her.
She was left to fend for herself. Little did this little girl know, help was on the way. Recently, the Dumaguete Animal Sanctuary was informed about the stray’s situation. They immediately went to her rescue.
Once they rescued her, she was immediately brought to the vet for an examination. According to the vets, the poor stray was at least eight months old, still a pup. She was afraid and confused at first. But it is clear that this fur baby was hungry for affection.
Fortunately, her mange and broken bones were treatable. Two fosters, Mike and Joy, volunteered to take the dog in. They decided to name her Peanut.
The Dumaguete Animal Sanctuary said on Facebook that Peanut was being fostered for a few days to keep her safe from diseases. They added that she could not stay at the shelter because her immune system is weak, and the shelter was not the best place for her.
Peanut enjoyed staying with her foster parents and enjoyed playing with other dogs as well. She also loved sharing the bed with her foster sister, Kona too.
During her stay with her foster parents, Peanut gained a lot of weight. She even started to grow her hair back.
Two months later, Peanut was completely healthy and was ready to go to her forever home. She is now a completely different-looking dog! In August, Peanut found her forever home along with another dog from the shelter, Billy.
It was all thanks to Dumaguete Animal Sanctuary’s and Mike and Joy, who helped her get healthy. Hopefully, all stray dogs around the world will share the same fate.