A tiny dog hopping and trailing searching for shadows under the scorching heat of Sevilla, one of the worlds hottest cities.
Not a drop of water in sight.
The pavement burns like hot coal and all she can do is trying to find a shadow where to rest.
We notice it. The curved position of her back is trying to alleviate the pain caused by some sort of injury. At first we think it must be her back but looking at her legs we see it… It’s her knees.
Both of Tula a knees are dislocated and the legs are growing and bending inwards. Tula tries very hard to walk but her legs give her no stability and it hurts… It really hurts! Tulas life is a scorching hell made up of Brutal heat, trying to hide afraid of abuse while trying hard to step in a way that doesn’t produce searing bolts of pain.
She is so tiny and fragile, slightly bigger than a cat, it hurts just to think the way her life has been until now.
We have rescued her and driven her 7 hours across the country, to the city of Valencia where we have our best trauma clinic.
Tula needs to have an extremely complicated procedure to reinsert both her knees and fix them in place thus stopping the deformity in her extremities and allowing her to walk without feeling that brutal pain that makes he whimper even when she sleeps… Until she does she won’t be able to stand up properly, and even the simplest of tasks, like peeing, will become a source of searing pain.
Like in so many other similar cases we are trying to do this as soon as possible, to reduce the wait whilst at the same time giving ourselves just enough time to raise the necessary funds for the surgery, and for this we need you.
It’s summer, we are all out there trying to enjoy life and this season to the full. Please dont forget about Tula, this tiny sweet dog whose life will be wasted unless we, together, do something…
Tula has been operated this morning. The operation has been EXTREMELY complicated, we had to make an incredible effort to alineate the rotula and keep it in place. In the end we managed to do so and to fixed it, but time will tell how well it will work out.
We have operated just one of the legs so far, we are going to see how the recovery evolves and then well tackle the second one.. for now, have a look at this.. here are the Xrays after surgery!
Update July 30
Beautiful Tula… a tiny little dog with a hero’s spirit.
During her entire life she has known nothing but rejection and discomfort. Loneliness.
Her life is changing now… day after day… The first operation was a success, she will now go through rehab, gain strength, learn to walk again…
For now, she’s with us, receiving love, care, pampering words, kisses.. love. A new life. Tula.
UPDATE 7 August
Tula continues her recovery process… it’s slow, it’s hard, but she is very happy with us. Slowly slowly… when dealing with a condition like Tula’s we must take a long term approach…
Here is a video of her taken a few minutes ago:
Update September 5
Tula is doing GREAT… just have a look, here she is, taking an afternoon with her foster mummy, Eva, and with some other friends . Look at the way she protects her mummy… too cute for words.. beautiful little Tula..
Please, if you can, skip the next cup of ice cream or Ice Tea and help us save Tula by donating towards her operations and treatment…
Many many thanks
P.S. As usual we will be updating on Tula’s surgery and evolution through our Facebook Page: Let’s Adopt! Global