To say Papaya was skin and bones on arrival at our shelter would be an understatement. Her desperate condition would have broken your heart, as it did mine. Papaya trembled, both from fear and cold, a few sparse tufts all that remained of her fur.
Erna, this is where you are so desperately needed. It is one thing to climb a hill to pick up a suffering animal, but what happens then? Without people like you, dogs like Papaya simply won’t survive. There is no government funding for their shelter and extensive medical treatment; there is no other source of help. There is only you.
It took months of medical treatment, nutritious food, and healing baths before Papaya began to turn a corner. In the early days, she was so weak we weren’t even sure she would make it. But when compassionate animal lovers like you respond to a suffering animal’s plea for help, you make the seemingly impossible happen.
Today, Papaya is so very different to the sad, scared, emaciated dog at the top of that hill. She is transformed in body and spirit. And this is all thanks to people like you.