The vet’s first step was to rehydrate Dibu with IV fluids to counteract the severe dehydration. Then, over the following weeks, he was provided with a high-calorie diet supplemented with vitamins and minerals to nurse him back to health. Though Dibu was initially weak and frail, he slowly began to regain strength, and his appetite returned. It was an uphill battle, but the progress he made was steady and remarkable.
As Dibu regained his strength, we started to socialise him with other animals. We discovered that he had a gentle and friendly nature, and he took to other dogs and cats with ease. He seemed to enjoy their company and was eager to play and interact with them despite his initial timidity. Over time, we also worked on training Dibu, teaching him basic commands such as sit and stay.
In late February, two months after he was rescued, Dibu was finally ready for adoption. We put out a call for potential adopters, and eventually, a lovely family came forward. They were a young family with two young children, and they were looking for a companion for their dog. They had a large, enclosed yard, and they could offer Dibu the love and care he needed to thrive.
We arranged a formal adoption by bringing the family over to meet Dibu. They took to him immediately, and Dibu seemed equally taken with them. We said our emotional goodbyes, assuring ourselves that Dibu was going to a good home, a place where he would be loved and cherished for the rest of his life.
The first few weeks after Dibu’s adoption were a bit of a struggle as he adjusted to his new home, family and surroundings. There were some early signs of separation anxiety, but the family was patient and persistent in helping Dibu settle down. They worked with him daily, providing him with the attention and love he needed to reassure him that he was safe and secure.
Within a few weeks, Dibu had settled in and become a part of the family. He would play with the children and his new pal, and he loved to run around in the family’s large backyard. A few months later, we received an update from the family, and it was heartwarming to see how far Dibu had come since his rescue. He had gained weight, his coat had regained its shine, and he had become a happy, healthy pup. The family said that Dibu brought them a lot of joy and had become an integral part of their lives.
Dibu’s story is, unfortunately, not unique. Many dogs are abandoned and left to fend for themselves on the streets or in shelters. Some, like Dibu, suffer neglect and abuse despite their inherent loyalty and love. Our team at the rescue organisation is dedicated to providing these vulnerable animals with the medical and emotional care they need to overcome their past traumas and find loving homes.
If you are thinking of adopting a pet, we urge you to consider reaching out to local rescue organisations, shelters or pet adoption agencies. There are countless dogs and cats out there who need a second chance, just like Dibu did. By adopting a pet from such an organisation, you are not only providing a life-saving opportunity to an animal in need but also taking a step towards breaking the cycle of abandonment and neglect.
Dibu’s road to recovery was long and arduous, but his gentle nature and loving spirit were ultimately rewarded with a new, happy life. We hope that his story will inspire others to make a positive difference in the lives of animals who need it the most.