Abandoned dogs are a common sight by highways, empty plots, and for the lucky ones, an animal shelter. But it’s not every day that you see dogs literally thrown away like they are yesterday’s trash.
A sick dog with tumors was dumped in the bottom of a dumpster in the city of Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil. She was malnourished, emaciated and trembled in fear. Thankfully, a good samaritan named Palhinha Rodrigo found her and rescued.
Palhinha documented the heartbreaking sight on video and shared it on social media.
“The people who are trying to make this world worse are not taking a day off. How can I?” Palhinha wrote. “It’s about this case of a little dog thrown in a dumpster, and about so many other cases that occur every day. I ask all animal protectors not to be discouraged, to celebrate each victory, each adoption, each recovery, etc. (…) Love is stronger than hate and I have faith that soon we will have more effective laws.”
The dog was lucky to be found by Rodrigo, who not only rescued the dog but also made sure that she got proper medical attention as well. The abandoned dog was immediately taken to the vet of the Municipal Kennel and Rodrigo promised that “we will do everything to make her well.”
After cleaning and checking for Florzinha, the vets found a large tumor and ulcers in her stomach. She will be treated with meds before the vets make the decision about removing the tumor. Small tumors were found in multiple mammary glands as well, so she might need to remove the entire mammary chain.
“We will not give up. The veterinarians at the Municipal Kennel will provide her with all the necessary care and I am sure she will soon be in a home that really loves her,” Palhinha wrote in another post.
Florzinha is being treated and cared at Petland Botucatu. She will continue her treatment until she’s ready to find a forever home.