Dogs are popularly known as ‘Man’s best friend’, probably because they've earned it. But on the other hand, humans are not always known for being good friends to them. Canines are one of the most faithful and fearless companions to humans who believe in giving unconditional love. All they expect from us in return is love, but sometimes we fail to do so. While some adults can come off as rude and unkind, it seems that the face of innocence in the world, aka children, are following the footsteps of their elders. Today, humanity is diminishing with each passing day as the level of brutality continues to increase at a much faster pace.
The cruelest of all instances occurred when a group of children tried to sink a stray dog in a pool of industrial glue for some ‘fun’. Covered in glue, the poor pooch was then dragged through the mud by these children and was left there to die.
The 4-month-old canine named Pascal was spotted in a horrendous condition near an industrial area in Istanbul by some animal rescuers. When found, the dog’s fur was severely tangled by the chemical adhesive which required many medical baths to remove. His skin was burned and one of his ears had become necrotic due to the lack of blood.
When Pascal was taken to the vets, they found that he was highly undernourished. He was also suffering from Parvo, a deadly contagious canine virus. His condition was more severe than what it originally appeared to be. Even when the vets arrived to rescue him, Pascal couldn't move.
The pooch was treated at the animal hospital called He'Art of Rescue. Nur Rima Yola, the hospital's founder, said, “Pascal was in a miserable state when I first saw him inside that box. He was not moving, he was frozen, very scared and traumatized.”
Pascal was quite disturbed, scared and in pain after this inhumane treatment. His reaction was more than understandable given what he had gone through. Rescuers said, “After the glue had been removed, he stood in shock for one day. He was even turning his back to hide when he saw people.”
Due to the presence of strong chemicals in the glue, the poor canine’s skin was extremely damaged. When the cement-like layer was peeled off, his red raw skin was disclosed. He was admitted for two weeks at the clinic and within a month of being rescued, he made an amazing recovery. He had even made friends with another puppy.
The poor canine was treated by Dr. Hasan Akin, who established a strong bond with him. According to Akin, “He is doing better, slowly getting used to the staff in the clinic where of course love is being poured towards him.” Akin and Pascal are like best buds now.
Despite the torture, the lovely pooch has come out of this ordeal a relatively stronger, independent and calmer dog. The credit for imparting such qualities in Pascal must be given to the vets who have been providing care for him around the clock. He is now Parvo-free thanks to the clinic's treatment and is completely healthy.
From the time He’Art of Rescuers started posting videos of Pascal on social media, the pooch has gained a lot of admirers. Now the organization is working towards arranging donations to help cover Pascal’s medical costs. They want to ensure that the canine is in a good shape before he is given up for adoption.