It was a miracle the little guy did not get killed in traffic until we stopped the car and arrived near him. Since he was found alive among his dead siblings, and today is St Lazarus Saturday in the Christian Orthodox tradition, we have decided to call him Lazarika. So meet Lazarika, one miraculous rescue found among the dead, and just in time:
Lazarika was skin and bones when we found him, extremely hungry and dehydrated, full of fleas and ticks, but ALIVE among his dead siblings in a highly trafficked area
As a last sign of respect for the little dead puppies, we took their dead bodies off the road and put them nearby in the grass, so they would not be run over again and again by the heavy traffic. They did not deserve that. The mother unfortunately took off in the woods and we were unable to find and rescue her also. But little Lazarika, the miraculous rescue, is now well and in foster care in Ploiesti. He got right away a flea bath and was dewormed, and has to be fed very well and often because he is skin and bones.
Lazarika is skin and bones. You can feel every bone of his little body, but he is alive and rescued
As a side note, the irony of fate is that little Lazarika was the smallest among his siblings- the dead puppies looked bigger and fatter than him. He may have been the little, unlucky puppy in the family all along, never getting enough food and pushed aside from food resources by his stronger siblings. But yesterday, it was Lazarika who had the ultimate luck, being the only survivor.
Very soon, Lazarika the miracuous rescue puppy will need a home
I wish the case of Lazarika and his dead brothers would only be one very unfortunate exception. The truth is that this is often the case of how puppies born to stray mothers, or puppies abandoned by their owners on the side of the road, end up. All too often, this is what happens...
In memory of Lazarika's brothers, and the countless puppies who share this fate, please consider donating to our Ploiesti Neutering Challenge. So no more puppies would be born to suffer and end up like this!