Dog protects baby from scary vacuum
The heartbreaking story of a young sun bear kept in a dark room for most of her short life is a searing example of the unthinkable suffering people inflict upon animals captured for the wildlife trade.
Abandoned and neglected, she was in a horrific state when she was found in a temple that was serving as a defunct sanctuary by her rescuers, Edwin Wiek and his team at Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand. Deprived of sunlight and emaciated, the poor bear had lost most of her hair and had sores all over her body. She no longer resembled a sun bear.
Despite heroic efforts to save her life, Kwan passed away the following day.
It is miraculous that she had clung onto to her life for so long. Oblivious and cut off from the outside world, she lived in purgatory, surviving under appalling conditions, only to die in the arms of her saviors. It was almost as if she was waiting for her rescue – a chance not only to see the sun again but to tell her story to the world.
Kwan is a victim of the exotic pet trade, which is thriving in Thailand. Many people buy young bears and other animals as pets, but soon realize they’re unprepared to care for them and dump them at Buddhist temples, where they think they’ll be safe. Many of these temples are well-meaning but equally unprepared to care for exotic wildlife; the worst ones capitalize on it, encouraging people to give them animals so they can create cruel menageries, attracting visitors and money alike.
On May 12, Diane and Tony Rowles, the staff of Ruzodem Street Dog Rescue in Bulgaria, received a post on their website from someone who had spotted a dog in desperate need in a nearby town.
Rudozem Street Dog Rescue is a nonprofit Bulgarian foundation that rescues sick and abused street dogs, rehabilitates them, and gives them loving homes.
In a shelter in Romania, Monica Mitreanu rescued a dog that’s clearly been abused. When she first tries to pet her, the dog screams in terror. But after a few long seconds, she eventually accepted the love and affection. Watch until the end to see how good “Priscilla” is doing today in a happy home.
The pain that dog must have gone through to cry like that when a human is even near him is unimaginable, I really can not wrap my head around the thought of somebody hurting an animal to the point it pretty much has a panic attack, cries and tries to hide in a corner when a human approaches it. Anyone who does this to an animal doesn’t deserve the luxry of life.
Here she is now and she looks so much better