The subsequent days passed without anyone spotting Xiao Huang. The feeder aunty then shared with me that Champ (the dog with the head injury) is Xiao Huang's buddy. Both of them have been standing by each other ever since their factory (their home) got demolished, rendering both of them 'homeless'.
On Friday, the feeder aunty called me and said she spotted Xiao Huang, and was trying to stay by him so he won't run away. I rushed down with a leash, while the feeder activated her hubby to bring a cage over to facilitate us catching him. It was urgent. It was an emergency. It had been 3 days since I last saw Xiao Huang and I prayed silently that his 2 cm-long narrow wound didn't deteriorate.
|We were saddened by what we saw|
|Maggots feasting on poor Xiao Huang's flesh|
We called Fiona from HOPE Dog Rescue who immediately assembled and activated her team of key volunteers to attend to this emergency. Everyone rushed to the vet immediately. The smell of rotting flesh permeated the car as we sped to the vet.
|Xiao Huang is extremely sweet, seen here taking his weight|
Xiao Huang is now safe at the vet. It's thanks to HOPE and their kind and immediate attention that we managed to save the life of another street dog.
Written by Hedy Ling
Note from HOPE :
Xiao Huang is a sweet dog. He isn't terribly young, perhaps between 6 to 8 years old, although they do sometimes look much older than they really hard because of the tough life they have had, living on the streets.
Xiao Huang was attacked by some dogs from a different territory and according to the aunty that feeds him, this isn't the first time. Some years back he was injured as well and someone else had sent him to the vet. Xiao Huang is very sweet, calm and affectionate. He is appreciative of the attention you give him, loves pats and walks so well on leash - better than many pet dogs we have seen!
|Lines of hardship written on his face|
|Sweet and affectionate. All he wants is for somebody to love him|
Today Xiao Huang will undergo a surgery to close the two wounds on his back, as well as be sterilized and ear tipped. We will then wait a week for him to fully recover before releasing him back to where we found him. We know that he would risk being attacked again, but unfortunately we have too many dogs in our charge, our dogs are not getting adopted and we have no means of taking more in.
If you can foster Xiao Huang long term or adopt him, please send us an email. We are not sure how he is with other dogs and children, but he is an absolute darling with us.
To help with Xiao Huang's vet bills, foster or adopt him, please email firstname.lastname@example.org