Cartagena is a beautiful, beachside city on the coast of Colombia. Known for its colorful architecture and wonderful food, it’s no wonder the tourism industry is growing by the minute.
But no matter how many people flood the beautiful playas, there are still those who go completely unnoticed.
Saori is one of those creatures.
When a local was walking along a popular beach, she noticed a severely malnourished dog sitting in front of the police station.
Begging for help, no one paid her any attention.
That’s when Violeta Barrero put out a desperate plea for action.
“Could someone with a car please help us, we need someone who is willing to drive us to Playa Blanca to pick up this poor dog up and bring him to the clinic. I will never understand how people can go to Playa Blanca and see a dog in such a horrible state and continue to eat their lunch and not even share a bite of food with the dog. It is inhumane!“
Thankfully, they found a car to pick Saori up and quickly brought the poor girl back to the shelter.
After a medicated bath and a much-needed checkup by a vet, you can see just how skinny Saori is.
When rescue workers first offered her food, she refused to eat — a sign of severe starvation.
But after they gave her some fried chicken, her appetite slowly picked up!
After a few days, she began to trust humans again…
Even eating straight out of people’s palms!
She’s still got a long road to recovery ahead of her — here she’s on an IV drip…
But with some love and care, we bet Saori will be a beautiful, healthy girl in no time.
(via Life With Dogs)
What a great New Year’s gift. Just days ago, Saori was alone, living on the streets. Now she’s surrounded by those who want to help her, love her, and make her happy!
If you’d like to contribute to Saori’s cause, you can donate to Cartagena Paws here. She’s sure to need all the help she can get.
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