Bitten, But Not Beaten: Sasha’s Story
Sasha was rescued from an animal shelter. When the NTSRI volunteer went to pick him up, the shelter employee just "happened" to mention that he had a tumor on his neck. The volunteer noticed that the "tumor" was bleeding profusely, and the dog emitted a very strong, unpleasant smell.
An immediate trip to the vet was definitely in order, and it was this quick action on the part of the NTSRI volunteer that saved his life! The "tumor" turned out to be a series of BITES that encircled Sasha's neck almost completely; he had apparently been attacked by a pack of dogs. These bites were severely infected, and the tissue was dying. Only the tender loving care of another NTSRI volunteer, who administered antibiotics and daily dermabrasion of the wounds, pulled him through.
Throughout the painful treatment, Sasha remained good-