I don’t think I’ll ever be able to understand how or why a person can let a dog out to die, no matter how many times I read the tales or how many cases I see on the internet.
When you own a dog, you are fortunate to form a lifelong link with a creature that only wants to be in your presence, to make you happy, and to keep you safe.
Fortunately for her, she was discovered by firefighter Mike Thawley from Sacramento, California’s Fire Station 14. When she was weak and ill, tied to a post in the rain, and left to perish, Mike came upon her.
Mike cleaned her up and brought her to the Front Street Animal Shelter so that a doctor could examine her because he couldn’t just leave her there.
It turned out that Chunkie had mange, and her skin was in very bad shape. However, the staff at the shelter immediately got to work, treating her ailments and dressing her in warm clothing to shield her skin.
Everyone could see that Chunkie was happy to have been saved, but she missed her rescuer Mike after he left because they had grown close.
But the following day, firefighter Mike returned to the shelter, and fortunately, a touching reunion was captured on camera. Below is a link to watch it:
Additionally, not long after, Mike was able to adopt Chuckie into his own family. To their new lives together, let’s toast!
What a wonderful tale of kindness and friendship.
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6 Most Common Cat Health Problems
Cats are good at self-maintenance. But even your fastidious feline can’t prevent some of these more common cat diseases and health issues.
Vomiting is a very common problem with cats with a multitude of causes. They range from eating something poisonous or inedible (like string), to infection, urinary tract disease, or diabetes to hairballs.
2. Feline Lower Urinary Tract Diseases (FLUTD)
TSome estimates say as many as 3% of cats seen by vets have feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD), which is actually a group of feline diseases with multiple causes.
Straining to urinate
Urinating in unusual places
Crying when urinating
Licking around the urinary area (often because of pain)
Fleas are a very common external feline health problem. But it’s one you can easily treat. Signs your cat has fleas include:
Flea dirt on its skin (they look like tiny black dots)
Red or irritated skin
Skin infections or hot spots