On the coast of Columbia, the beachside city of Cartagena is a huge tourist attraction. With so many people coming and going, you wonder how a starving dog could be completely ignored.
But that’s what happened to Saori, even when sitting directly in front of the police station.
A local was walking along the beach when she noticed the starving dog in front of the police station.
Violeta Barrero decided to take action and make a Facebook post. Cartagena Paws, a local rescue, saw the post and wanted to help as well.
“Could someone with a car please help us, we need someone who is willing to drive us to Playa Blanca to pick up this poor dog up and bring him to the clinic. I will never understand how people can go to Playa Blanca and see a dog in such a horrible state and continue to eat their lunch and not even share a bite of food with the dog. It is inhumane!”
They went to pick up Saori and bring her back to the shelter.
After a checkup and medicated bath, they really saw just how skinny she was.
They offered her food, but she refused to eat. This is a sign of severe starvation.
But some fried chicken did the trick!
It took a few days, but Saori started to trust them.
She’d even eat out of the palm of their hands!
There’s still a long road to recovery, but she’s receiving all of the necessary care.
Things are definitely looking up for Saori as she is surrounded by people who love her.
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