Victim of extreme negligence and abandonment, a dog was discovered by a passerby near a stream. The man thought he was dead, but realized he was still breathing. It was the start of Ashton’s unexpected rescue.
On the afternoon of Friday March 25, a man was walking along the canal Ashton, in the northwest of England, when he saw what he thought was the lifeless body of a dog. In fact, the animal was still alive, but too weak and terrified to move, reported the Mirror. In addition, his extremely tangled coat prevented any movement.
Approaching the Shih Tzu, the passerby noticed that he was breathing. He then took him home, where he tried to take care of the canine as best he could. After a week, however, he realized that the dog needed extensive care. He had her checked out by a local vet and the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has been informed.
ryan king, an inspector sent by the association, took charge of the animal and took it to a veterinary clinic. It turned out that the Shih Tzu was nearly blind from glaucoma and cataracts. One of his eyes will probably have to be removed, while there remains a faint hope of saving the other.
The dog, which was called Ashton, is approximately 6 years old. He had to be shaved; 1.3 kilograms of dirty and tangled hair were thus removed.
Heal him, then find him a family
” Thankfully he is doing better and will remain in RSPCA custody while he recovers “, indicated ryan king a few days after the rescue. ” Ashton was clearly overlookedhe added. It seems that instead of seeking help for his pet, the owner decided to dump him and leave him in a very vulnerable position as he couldn’t see or walk. “.
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Ashton will undergo several procedures, in addition to the treatments he must receive. Once recovered, a new loving family will be found for him.