Last August, we received a distressing call regarding a small pup named Bongo who had sustained severe injuries. Upon reaching the location, we were saddened to see that one of his hind legs had been stripped of its skin, leaving the underlying tissues and muscles exposed. Furthermore, Bongo had several puncture wounds on his body and was running a high fever, which cast doubt on his chances of survival.
Despite facing many challenges, we were determined to give Baby Bongo a fighting chance by raising his body temperature and fighting off infections. We knew that immediate surgery was not possible due to his emaciated condition, so we focused on making him as healthy as possible. Bongo proved to be a fighter with a hearty appetite and a zest for life. After weeks of treatment, we were finally able to amputate his injured limb and treat the infection, providing him with relief from his pain.
It took a few months of proper care and nourishment to fully heal Bongo’s wounds, during which time he experienced some soft bone issues in his legs. However, with continued care and attention, his body began to balance itself out, and he made steady progress towards recovery.
Today, Bongo thrives on three legs and is even being considered for the role of “lawn mower.” Despite the uncertainty surrounding his survival when he first came to us, Bongo’s journey demonstrates the importance of rescue and the power of proper care and nourishment. Please share this heartwarming story with your loved ones!