“OH MY DEAR GOD…I have never seen a dog in such critical condition with burns who has survived. But I have faith in Viktor & the vet team. Other dogs on the brink of death have been brought back to beautiful lives by the Lets Adopt Team. Please, donate even if it’s only a dollar, every penny count’s….more importantly please pray; that sweet boy has the strength & will to live. It will be a long battle, but I know they will do everything they can for Tidus.
“The heartless bastards (sorry, but I’m so angry) that did this…well, I don’t hold out much luck for catching them; but if they do, there will be a queue of people waiting to have a few words etc. with them!!”
His name is Tidus, and what happened to him, could happened to your dog…
Two weeks ago, Tidus was happily playing in the park with his owner, a normal evening walk/play socializing with other dogs… All of a sudden, Tidus was nowhere to be seen.
His owner looked everywhere for him. He was wearing his collar, tag with telephone number, microchip, surely if he was lost he would be found and returned to her… Minutes passed, one hour and there was no trace of Tidus. The park and every adjacent street are combed. There was no trace.
Someone says he has seen a group of youngsters walking towards a solitary part of town walking with a tail wagging dog.
Tidus was found three hours later, and nothing could prepare it’s owner for what she was about to find.
There he was, tied to a fence, she called him but he doesn’t come, he twists and whimpers in agony.
Tidus had been burned alive. Someone dozed him in alcohol and set him alight.
Judging by the extent and depth of the burns, for a time that must have seemed like an eternity Tidus was transformed into a ball of fire. 75% of his body presents third degree burns, both the epidermis and dermis have been consumed by the fire.
The brutal attack happened two weeks ago. During this time, the impoverished owner tried to reach out for assistance, but no one helped. The offers of help she received never materialized, some people sent her gaze, others towels, serum, gave her suggestions on how to tend the wounds herself, but no one offered help to take the dog to a vet.
Two weeks… two weeks living as walking burnt skeleton, in excruciating agony, barely able to eat, every single move hurts… no treatment.
Tidus has lived in hell for two weeks, but the wait is over now.. Yesterday night we heard about his plea and immediately took action. It was late at night when he arrived to our clinic, the stench of rotten flesh engulfed the room instantly.
Tidus is now on intensive care. He is receiving IV, painkillers, anti-inflammatory medication and antibiotics. We must bring the pain down to manageable levels, keep him hydrated, and stop the spread of infection before starting work on how to get his skin back naturally or through skin grafts. But for now, the challenge is to stabilize him and keep him alive.
This morning Tidus received a blood transfusion from one of my own dogs…
Published on 27 Nov 2012 by LetsAdopt
Tidus has been burnt alive.. Read his story here:http://blog.myletsadopt.com/2012/11/27/tidus-a-dog-burnt-alive-by-teenage-cri…
We are Tidus last hope. His last chance, his last shot at life. After us, there is nothing but pain and death for this little brave dog.
Please help us offer him a second chance. Help him prove the world that he is a big and strong brave dog. He has survived two weeks with little to no care.. We must help him. I cannot think of more worthy cause today …
Please, if you can, contribute to Tidus Chipin today.. we are his only chance: the link is below
Update November 28
Today it has been an incredible day for Tidus. We would go as far as saying that this has been the first day since those criminals burned him alive that he experienced something similar to peace and comfort.
Right now our priorities are to strengthen his immune system so that we can avoid widespread infection. We are using antibiotics and painkillers and their effect has given Tidus the first few hours of deep sleep in a very very long time.
Tidus condition, however, remains critical. His blood levels are horrible and although he is fighting infection as hard as he can it’s too early for us to say that he’s out of danger. Once he’ll be totally stable and on the way to recovery we will start looking into the best possible option to treat and repair his burned skin. For now Tidus is being treated with a special cream, honey-based, that works wonders for burn patients…
Published on 28 Nov 2012 by LetsAdopt
Tidus, the dog set on fire by some criminals receives its cure at our clinic
Some of you ask me, is he in pain? Wouldn’t be better to gently put him to sleep? The answer is yes, he is in pain, now, but he won’t be in pain in the future, and would it be better to kill him? Better for whom? For Tidus? No. He wants to live, he’s eating, he’s fighting, he’s someone that has seen a crime committed upon him and he needs help, not a needle in vein.
We are a rescue group, we rescue, we treat, we heal… killing is far too easy, doesn’t even require much thinking or skill. Everyone could kill Tidus, that’s easy… not everyone can cure him… That’s what Let’s Adopt Global stands for…
This is Tidus Chipin. We are humbled by the generosity of animal lovers from around the world and can only thank you, from the bottom of our hearts for the incredible support you are giving him. Please, if you can and wish, Chipin for Tidus today… his recovery will be long, slow and painful, he will need all support we can give him…