Swollen Dog Powerless On Sidewalk, People Stepped Over Her And Walked On

Stray animals suffer from unimaginable hardships. Not only do they have to worry about finding food and adequate shelter, but they also face medical issues all on their own. For one stray dog, later named Shizuka, her illness consumed her entire body. She could no longer move about easily. She was in pain and dying alone. She needed a miracle in order to survive.

The poor dog lay helpless in the street. By the time rescuers were notified and made their way to her location, her kidney infection had become so severe that fluid built up in her abdomen. Her spleen was also affected. While seeing Shizuka lay there, it was hard for the rescuers not to cry. This poor baby had been through enough! It was time for her life to change. For good!

Source: AnimalSTEP Official, Shizuka’s Story

Amazingly, despite her pain, she welcomed the rescuers. They did their best to sit her up. She even flashed a smile. The poor pup already realized that these kind people were there to help her. She said “thank you” in her own special way.

Source: AnimalSTEP Official, Shizuka’s Story

They were able to pick her up, carefully, and transport her to the emergency vet. The doctor sedated Shizuka and gave her pain meds. Now it was time to treat Shizuka. Her body had over 3 liters of excess fluid that needed to be drained.

Source: AnimalSTEP Official, Shizuka’s Story

Once the fluid was drained, Shizuka felt so much better! She was put on antibiotics to ensure that her infection cleared up. Now it was time to go live with her foster mom! She is so happy and comfortable and is being deservingly spoiled. She loves to “give paw” and play.

Source: AnimalSTEP Official, Shizuka’s Story

Shizuka will never know what it’s like to suffer from an empty belly or to suffer alone. That’s a thing of the past! Her foster mom loves her so much. They spend so much time together. Everyone who meets Shizuka is amazed by her tenacity as well as her kind heart.

Source: AnimalSTEP Official, Shizuka’s Story

She has many interested adopters, including her foster mom. The next step will be making it official. We are relieved and elated that this deserving pup made a full recovery. It’s through the hard work of rescuers and supporters of the cause that make all this possible. To see Shizuka’s incredible recovery, scroll down to her video.

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