Street Puppy So Emaciated He Could Not Walk Takes His First Steps To Love

Sparkle the puppy did not have much hope of survival when neighbors reached out to Animal Aid Unlimited in India. The street puppy was lying in the dirt and not moving. But as they approached to help him, he wagged his tail.

Animal Aid Unlimited wrote:


When we first saw this skinny puppy it looked like he had been hit by a car, but then his neighbors told us that he had stopped eating and suddenly was unable to stand.”

Gently lifting Sparkle up, rescuers took him to hospital.

[W]e determined by his nasal discharge, diarrhea and loss of appetite that he probably had canine distemper, a virus that can be fatal and for which there is no direct treatment. Because distemper sufferers often develop what’s called secondary pneumonia, we gave him preventive antibiotics and were so happy that he began eating within the first day.”

But Sparkle wanted more than just food.


He was so sensitive that it seemed like love was as important to him as food itself and we wondered if his condition could have improved without it. He didn’t stand for quite a few days, and when he did, he seemed to be propelled by his will to give love.”

He uses all his strength to run to his rescuers for hugs and attention.

Sparkle’s courage is so touching to watch. And wait until you see him a few weeks after his rescue.

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