Not only are many children & adults starving in Haiti everyday (which is just heartbreaking), so are many of the dogs, cats & livestock.

When we were in the states recently, one of the shows our children enjoyed watching on TV was the animal type rescue shows. Amazing what people with resources can do: both easy access to the means of properly caring for an animal & the many resources & organizations that are running to protect & save the animals.

Well, here in Haiti, I haven’t seen much of that. Never actually really thought much about it either because every dog you see on the streets here is hungry looking… just plain street & homeless looking. That is just the way it is. And for me, personally, after experiencing playing & working with starving children without much of any type of resources available to help them, the dogs didn’t become much of a concern to me…& this is coming from a major animal lover & advocate.

This little girl pup was wandering around on the QCS campus when we found her. No one else was around as it is summertime. She was growling & would not let us get near her but didn’t go far… she was weak. We decided we wanted to help her. We finally got her with a towel even though she protested with fear. Knowing that she would probably have some sort or many types of contagious things going on, we confined her to our bathroom shower & quarantined her from the kids & other dogs we have.

She smelled horrible. Not like a dirty dog smell but like sewer, which is, I’m sure exactly what it was. She was covered in fleas & we removed more than 25 little ticks off her tiny body, many of them lodged down in her ears….yuck. We used tweezers to get those guys out. Her belly was full of worms. She didn’t end up having any ringworm or distemper or parvo. Whew.

We have no business having another dog. But we weren’t going to just ignore her since she literally crossed our path that day & we can’t call any animal control or rescue, we can’t even take her to a shelter to get cared for or adopted out, they don’t exist here! If anyone knows of any around here…let us know 🙂

So for now, we’ll keep nurturing her to health & hope to find a home for her someday…in the meantime, she is a sweetie & many kids are enjoying her…

After we caught her, we just let her rest for awhile...

After we caught her, we just let her rest for awhile...

This was after we cleaned her up...she started to look better...

This was after we cleaned her up...she started to look better...

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