With Lyme Disease steadily on the rise in the United States, we have more concern than ever before to steer clear of areas where ticks may be lurking.
Unfortunately, pets are often a lot more adventurous than their owners and tend to wander off to places where they have no idea they can get themselves into trouble with biting bugs.
That’s what likely happened to the small puppy in the video below, who was discovered on the brink of death with thousands of blood-sucking ticks stuck to his weak body. The tiny parasitic arachnids sucked out nearly all of the Mastiff mix pup’s blood, but he refused to give up and die.
According to the poor puppy’s rescuers, the dog was purchased by his owner about 3 or 4 months before he was abandoned and “just left to rot in the compound.”
Thankfully, the heroes at Vet Clinic Gambia discovered this poor dog before it was too late and were able to save him by picking out the tiny ticks and other bug infestations one by one. “No excuses accepted this time,” the heroes wrote alongside this upsetting video.
You can visit http://www.vetclinicgambia.com/ to learn more about this amazing group that helps the helpless.
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[Featured Image: YouTube / Vet Clinic Gambia]