In South Africa, a dog infested with ticks was rescued by the Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) rescue group. The poor animal is now receiving medical treatment and the dog’s family will be held accountable, as it is against the law to allow an animal to be infected with so many parasites, CLAW said.
CLAW is an organization of social protection respected and recognized as a pioneer in primary veterinary services in this community.
The group of rescuers were shocked when they rescued this neglected dog, infested with over a thousand ticks. They posted chilling photos of a rescued dog suffering from tick fever and covered in more than a thousand ticks on Facebook.
A dog infested with more than a thousand ticks was saved
Many communities served by CLAW suffer from extreme poverty and have no access to any type of veterinary care. Belle tested positive for tick fever, so they had to wait for the ticks to fall off on their own, as she could bleed a lot if manually removed, and she is anemic.
The organization said this dog was rescued when they received a ” emergency call “ and the following week, the owners will be held responsible.
Fortunately, the ticks are now falling off after he has been sprayed with an appropriate treatment for the elimination of these parasites.
The group says his condition seems much better now. We hope he will get better soon and find a better home, where he will not be neglected like this and will receive the love and attention he deserves.
The main remedy for getting rid of fleas and ticks at home is extreme cleanliness. Make a list: flea insecticide, vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner will be a great ally, but don’t forget to change the bag after use. Then spray the environment with a flea and tick insecticide and follow this procedure for a week or two. Textiles should be steamed.