The Power of Rehabilitation
Everyone who visted Bali saw the big amount of strays roaming the streets and beaches. Dogs are found everywhere on the island. We provide treatment and look after strays with the adequate medication and food. While sick and young animals are being taken off the streets, treated by a veterinarian, and sheltered in Eliane’s private home, with foster parents or in a local shelter.
OUR TRANSFORMATIONAL STORIES
Diagnosis: Distemper, Parasites, Malnutrition, Skin Disease
Ninjo was found wandering and confused through the streets of Pererenan. Other dogs were attacking him while people shoo’ed away this haggard and helpless creature.
He was in enormous pain and could barely walk anymore. With a lot of patience and food, we finally managed to catch him. Ninjo was extremely sick and we were not sure whether he could survive. Furthermore, he was infected with the distemper virus which is extremely deadly as it attacks and weakens the nervous system.
We were ready to fight alongside him and that is how we came up with his name: Ninjo, derived from Ninja the Fighter. And boy did he fight! After more than two months in the hospital, Ninjo was stable and could come home. Two more years of treatment for his skin problem followed.
The diseases did have an impact on his vitality though. His mind was young, but his body could not keep up. However none of that bothered him, he would instead take the daily walks more chilled than the rest of the pack.
The distemper virus has also left a mark as nerve damage caused uncontrolled twitching in individual muscles - comparable to Parkinson’s disease in humans. We were able to reduce its effects with exercise, physiotherapy and a healthy diet. Keeping up with a strict care routine is important as symptoms can get worse as the dog becomes older.
Ninjo died in March 2018, over 3 years after his rescue and a great life full of love and adventure. He was suffering from a brain tumor and the heartbreaking decision to save him from this pain and incurable cancer was unavoidable. In memory of Ninjo!
Diagnosis: Parasites, Dumped puppy of only 1 month young
Canggu has been separated and dumped at a very young age of only one month. Luckily, he has been dumped on our doorstep.
It has been a rainy morning when we heard those puppies cry for help at 6 am. When we wanted to find out where those cries come from, we only had to open the front door. There he was, soaking wet squeezing his tiny body against the door.
We took Canggu in, dried his wet fur, and fed him some yummy food. Soon after he fell asleep in a warm dog bed. The same day a dear friend - Veky - came to visit us for a holiday. It has been love at first sight and Veky knew that she will adopt Canggu and take him back home to Switzerland.
During the following days, we have been spending hours and hours picking out ticks from Canggu's small body. There were hundreds...
The following months were followed by health check-ups, blood titer tests, and getting the papers for Canggu's export adoption ready. Finally, in November 2016 Canggu was flying for his forever home.
Canggu is very loved by his parents, Veky and Renato. He makes lots of friends on his daily walks and he loves Swiss summer just as much as the snow in the winter.
Canggu could not have found a more perfect home!