Tuesday, 23 October 2012 16:51 | In Memory
UPDATE: Malaki lost his battle with his illness in October 2012. A wonderful volunteer, Chantra, make his last year and a half full of comfort and love. She took him into her own home and gave him a beautiful life. You can read about his story below.
Malaki came to Little Victories late last summer. He was in terrible shape...his joints swollen with what we learned was lyme disease, He could hardly walk and literally crawled to get to his food. He trembled when he stood up. His stomach was swollen and we later found he had congestive heart failure--the vet took several liters of fluids from his distended belly. He was thin, ragged with hair loss, and literally had to crawl to get to his food or water.
Malaki was taken to the vet for x-rays and an ultra sound. Fluid was drained from his stomach. He was given many medicines, including antibiotics for lyme disease and skin infections. He was given his vaccines. So much more was done.
He was taken into the home of a wonderful volunteer, Chantra, who took him to the vet for his tests, x-rays, and all of his medical. She took him into her home and her heart and nursed him back to health. The change in this boy is amazing and Chantra has recorded many pictures of him. She also recorded him in October of last year and then updated his progress this spring (March) on video. The change in him is astounding. And, more important, he looks happy and hopeful and well loved. In one picture, he is even grinning.
Little Victories has many stories like this--some of them take months to heal. We need your donations to help these long term furry babies. Please go online and donate by PayPal or send donations to Little Victories, PO Box 247, Barboursville, WV 25504. Help us save dogs and cats like Malaki.
Even if you can't donate, please enjoy this wonderful video of our boy ....it will warm your heart!