Fufu lay on the roadside in extreme pain after being run over by a group of children riding motorbikes. He has a broken back as a result of the accident. After his injury, our outreach team and partner organization, Headrock Dogs Rescue, in Central Thailand picked him up and rushed straight to the vet clinic for examinations. Unfortunately, the vet received the diagnosis: Fufu had a broken spine.
Fufu was taken back to the recovery center and put on strict cage rest, and pain medicine. The team began physical therapy to ensure the muscles of his leg didn't loose strength. It was sad for poor Fufu to be confined to his cage, but it was vital to restrict his movement cage to allow his spinal cord time to heal. On a positive note, Fufu retained some pain sensation when we pinched his toes, which gave us hope that he might one day be able to walk again.
The road to recovery
Incredibly after about 2 months time, Fufu began actually getting up on his own and walking very slowly. However he was dragging his paws some, so we had to bandage them to keep them from getting ulcerated. We are hoping that with more physical therapy, Fufu will be able to fully walk again! Every day, Fufu gets stronger and stronger, with a fighting spirit to walk again.
He has been an extremely sweet boy, always gentle with our team.
Thailand's Forgotten Dogs Program
The FOUR PAWS Thailand's Forgotten Dogs Program, together with local charity, Headrock Dogs Rescue, treats some of Thailand's neediest animals. We operate a feeding program for thousands of strays living at temples, provide free sterilization, and rescue services.
This rescue is part of our Saving Thailand’s Forgotten Dogs Program.
Update March 2021
Thanks to the cooperative project between FOUR PAWS and Headrock dogs, the lives of the people and animals in these communities have drastically improved. As a result of our training and support, Headrock is now confidently continuing their efforts to provide high quality spay neuter services, lifesaving emergency response and community education and outreach year round.
As the cooperation with FOUR PAWS has drawn to a close, we are happy and proud to have lent our support and expertise to this committed and hardworking group and feel certain that the future is bright for Bang Saphan's dogs.