Dogs are our best friends, so they deserve to be cherished, cared, and loved. But sadly, there are still many dogs that are not only abandoned, but thrown away like trash when they are sick or unwanted.
Recently, a sick dog with tumors was dumped in the bottom of a dumpster in the city of Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil. She was malnourished, emaciated and trembled in fear. Thankfully, a good person named Palhinha Rodrigo noticed her and took her out.
Palhinha documented the heartbreaking sight on video and shared it on social media. Everyone couldn’t hold their tears when seeing the video.
"The people who are trying to make this world worse are not taking a day off. How can I?” Palhinha wrote. “It's about this case of a little dog thrown in a dumpster, and about so many other cases that occur every day. I ask all animal protectors not to be discouraged, to celebrate each victory, each adoption, each recovery, etc. (…) Love is stronger than hate and I have faith that soon we will have more effective laws.”
Some rescuers quickly came to help her and took her to the vet of the Municipal Kennel for urgent care. They named her Florzinha (or Little Flower translated from Portuguese).
After cleaning and checking for Florzinha, the vets found a large tumor and ulcers in her stomach. She will be treated with meds before the vets make the decision about removing the tumor. Small tumors were found in multiple mammary glands as well, so she might need to remove the entire mammary chain.
“We will not give up. The veterinarians at the Municipal Kennel will provide her with all the necessary care and I am sure she will soon be in a home that really loves her,” Palhinha wrote in another post.
Florzinha is being treated and cared at Petland Botucatu. She will continue her treatment until she's ready to find a new home. We are actually happy to know that Florzinha gets to live a better life now.