Animal rescues are among the most fulfilling acts of kindness anyone can perform. The animals look so defenseless and being able to step up and take care of them makes anyone feel like a million dollars. It is a very rewarding process to see the little critter being nursed back to health. For many rescued animals, being rescued is almost like being born again.
Some of these transformations are more shocking than others. There are cases where the animal is starving and in need of medical attention. When an animal has been fending for itself for a long time, they tend to eat very badly and not care very much for any wounds they might have.
Some of them are barely recognizable by their owners after just a few days of having gotten lost. When these animals are rescued, they need a lot of TLC, others might require a lot more intensive care. When the animals are dehydrated, they often require getting IV fluids as well as antibiotics to help with their infections.
When the animal is rescued from a muddy area, his injuries and overall condition can usually worsen. Water can often house a variety of parasites and when it’s combined with mud, it leads to infections very fast. Mud is also very heavy, so for a lot of the rescued little friends, it is like having a piece of lead over them. Believe it or not, a similar rescue took place in the U.K. It was a busy afternoon outside of London’s Canary Wharf. Construction workers had been working on a site for a long time when one of them sees something in the mud.
He takes a closer look and he can clearly see an animal, a puppy maybe. The pup is completely covered and mud. He has been struggling to free himself for some time. He is very weak by the time the construction worker gets to him. The worker knows that it is now a race against time. The more time he takes in getting the critter out, the more chances of him not making it. When he was trying the take the pup put, the rescuer had to check if he was still alive. The pup was so exhausted he would stop moving at times.
The animal had probably crawled into the hole and was unable to free himself. When the rescuer is cleaning him, he realizes that the animal is a fox. Foxes are used to all sorts of messy situations and are very good at getting in and outside small holes. The problem was that because he was at a construction site, it also was soaking in concrete, a substance he surely had never encountered before! Time is against the rescuers. Will they be able to get him out on time?