Meet "Huessos" aka Bones,
Tjarda and I found this dog a couple of weeks ago
wandering the streets of Puerto Ayora.
He literally had no fat or muscles left.
Walking as a drunk dog he had to stop every 10 meters to sit down, knees
first. He just had no energy left to keep himself standing.Tjarda and I
took him to "our" clinic (the clinic of Darwin Animal Doctors, which is our
home base at the moment). Clinical exam and blood analyses showed us that
Huessos was healthy apart from complete starvation! So we started a special
The day after we could already see the results, the dog had more energy and
was very willing and interested in its surroundings.
After a week he had gained 1 kg (his weight needs to increase slowly but
steady..) and after 2 weeks he was able to walk around the block with us.
And that is how we found his owner! (or better: he found his owner).
This older woman was in tears when she saw him and told us that he was lost
for more than a month! His real name is Rex :-)Huessos is happy to be back
at his owner and is steady gaining weight.
Erik van Hulst
6/23/2013 07:22:42 am
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