BAWA founder Janice Girardi received a desperate call while she was in her office late evening last week from someone at the Monkey Forest who had just seen a puppy run over by a bus.
She ran down to the road to find a 6-month-old Dachshund lying at the side of the road in great pain and a crowd of tourists standing around, all visibly upset by the accident.
A vet arrived and gave the puppy a strong painkiller, but before it settled down it bit Janice on the hand.
The owner of the puppy was found and although it seemed he did love the dog but he was too busy to go with the puppy to a clinic. He also said that the puppy had not been vaccinated against rabies, which meant a booster shot for Janice.
Unfortunately, the puppy had irreparable internal damage and died a short time later.
The owner paid nothing towards the vet bills, X-rays, or for the rabies booster Janice had to have nor for transporting the dog to the clinic. BAWA paid for everything.
We strongly encourage the government to enforce regulations to make sure breed dogs (as well as local dogs) are vaccinated.
To keep our ambulance crews out trying to save and vaccinate animals like this poor puppy we need your help.
YOUR DONATIONS WILL KEEP US ON THE ROAD.