No one in the vet clinic can believe their eyes when Dobby’s owner walked into the room with him to get treated. Nobody could barely recognize the dog as he came in looking all red and furless. The workers fell astounded and heartbroken, but they knew they have to help him at that moment.
Vet technician Sara Harper first met Dobby back in January 2016. She works in a vaccine clinic ran by Concerned Citizens for Animal Welfare in Florida. Upon seeing the animal, something inside herself persuaded Sarah to help heal him.
The woman who brought Dobby in told the workers that the animal is about five years old and never experienced seeing a vet ever in his life. Sarah and the other workers felt horrified at how malnourished the dog became. They described him as all bloody and raw while his toenails grew very long that they rolled into his forefoot pads.
Dobby’s owner confessed to using only flea powder intended for carpets for vacuuming as she declined to spend any amount of money for him. Sarah begged the owner to let them care for Dobby as a rescuer moving forward, and luckily the owner agreed to surrender the dog.
One of the vets working with Sarah gave her permission to take the animal to her clinic, although closed that day, so they can attend to Dobby as promptly as possible. They busied themselves into bathing him, clipping his nails, and prepared to take blood tests to screen any infirmity. The canine never lashed out nor complained during the entire procedure and seemingly appeared grateful even.
Dobby eventually came under the care of Pawsibilities Rescue, where he received continues support while on the healing process. He underwent medicated baths that helped heal his skin and eventually grew his fur back. He ultimately met his forever family soon while on recovery, and now gets the love and support he needs.
Thanks to our friends from The Dodo for the original story.