On 2 March 2023, we received information about an abandoned dog named Puma, left alone in an unfinished building at Salama Park. This heartbreaking situation was reported to us by a compassionate individual named Emmanuel, who expressed deep concern for Puma’s wellbeing.
Emmanuel shared that the house where Puma was abandoned was unfinished and unoccupied. The poor dog was fenced in, and occasionally, a man would toss some food over, but it was evident that this meager sustenance was not enough for survival. Puma’s emaciated state indicated that he had endured prolonged neglect and mistreatment.
Upon rescue, Puma was brought to our shelter, where we immediately began his assessment and care. The extent of his malnourishment was alarming, but our dedicated team wasted no time in providing him with the love and attention he desperately needed.
Over the past few weeks, Puma has shown incredible progress and recovery. With proper nutrition and a safe environment, he is slowly but steadily gaining weight, and his now in a good physical state to participate in activities such as going for walks. Despite the ordeal he endured, Puma has a pleasant demeanor and quite an appetite for food. The shelter team truly appreciates his presence.
Puma’s story highlights the importance of raising awareness about responsible pet ownership and the impact of neglect. We urge all dog owners, concerned individuals, and passersby to be vigilant and proactive in reporting cases of animal abandonment or mistreatment. There are resources and options available to prevent such tragedies and ensure the wellbeing of innocent animals like Puma.
As an animal shelter, our mission extends beyond providing temporary care for rescued animals. We strive to educate the community about animal welfare, responsible pet ownership, and the significance of reporting incidents of neglect or abuse.
With your support, we can continue our efforts to give animals like Puma a second chance at life and the opportunity to thrive in a loving and caring environment. Together, let’s create a world where no animal is left to suffer, and every dog and cat has a chance to experience the love and care they deserve.
Stories such as Puma’s story are just many of the cases of neglect dogs face. Your kindness and compassion can make a significant difference in their lives. Together, we can build a safer and brighter future for our four-legged friends and communities as a whole.