As a man was driving through town, he saw a dog on the side of the road. The dog looked to be in suffering.
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The man pulled over to approach him. He got a closer look and noticed the dog’s snout was sealed shut by a wire. And the man had seen this before!
Tying a wire around a dog’s snout is not a rare thing and a painful practice used in slaughterhouses. By some miracle, this lucky dog must have escaped from a nearby slaughterhouse. He sat there, in unbearable pain. But when the man and his friends tried to approach the dog, he ran away. The dog was obviously traumatized by knowing what humans could do to him.
The man and his friends searched for the dog. He continued to fled but finally, after due diligence and team effort, the dog was captured. It took a trouble of 6 hours but the dog’s life was so worth it! The man took the dog into his care and named him Balboa.
Once Balboa was at the vet, he was properly assessed. His mouth was severely injured. It was infected and bleeding. The vet ordered emergency treatment that included antibiotics, medication for pain, and IV fluids.
The next step would be to remove the wire from his mouth. The vet was so nice and careful with Balboa! The brave dog’s awake while the wire is removed but he’s on medication to calm him and prevent pain. He’s such a brave dog!
Within a few days, Balboa recovers enough to eat his first real meal. All the volunteers gather around to witness this feat. To be able to open and close his mouth, and chew, is an incredible feeling. He’s such a brave boy!
His wounds continue to heal and Balboa is much happier around humans. He has realized that the humans from his past weren’t coming back and now he is in good hands. Balboa’s next steps will be to find a forever home. We couldn’t be happier for this deserving dog. Thank you to the heroes who stepped in to save his life!