On a cold morning, they stumbled upon a heartbreaking scene. A frail, abandoned puppy was lying on the side of a busy road, suffering from various skin infections. It was a distressing sight, but the team realized that they had a responsibility to help the poor creature.
The puppy was given the name Drax, inspired by the tough and determined character in Guardians of the Galaxy. The hope was that he would embody some of that same spirit and determination.
Caring for Drax proved to be quite challenging due to his weak body and intense discomfort. The fear he experienced was evident and felt by those around him. However, despite his condition, Drax managed to exhibit a playful side which showcased his strength of spirit. In order to combat his infections, he was put on a combination of ivermectin and antibiotics. Our team made sure to provide him with the necessary care, including bathing and feeding him, which he had so unjustly been deprived of until then.
Drax’s progress was marked by a series of little triumphs and minor roadblocks. Each day seemed to bring a new obstacle, but as he overcame each one, his team witnessed his growth and development. Over the course of several weeks, Drax’s health steadily improved, and his cheerful personality slowly resurfaced.
Witnessing a miraculous transformation, they understood the significance but were aware of the need for caution. The mange, which had previously inflicted severe damage to his skin, was gradually fading away. Yet, continuous attention and care were essential to completely eliminate it.
After six weeks of receiving care, Drax has made remarkable progress and is now full of energy. His fur, which was once matted and infected, is now shiny and clean, making it hard to believe that he was once a scared puppy found wandering on the streets. Drax’s recovery journey is not only a reflection of his physical transformation but also a testament to his unbreakable spirit and the unwavering dedication of the Manali Strays team.
Leo’s story is a refreshing and inspiring example of how compassion and nurturing can make a difference in the lives of our furry friends. His transformation from a timid, ailing pup with the name Drax to a lively and robust dog who goes by Leo, is a tale of how the Manali Strays worked tirelessly to help him. It highlights the potent magic of a loving home and serves as a source of hope for other animals awaiting rescue.