Judy Obregon, who helms rescue organization The Abandoned Ones (TAO), often frequents the grim roads near a dumping ground around Echo Lake Park, Texas – a location notorious as a ditching spot for animals.
She skillfully spots live animals among the decomposing bodies and brings them to the shelter.
During one such drives, she noticed a puppy beside a fence. She immediately stopped her car and stepped out.
The little pup was crying and limping as she tried to get to Judy as fast as she could. Judy cupped her face with love and brought her into the car.
She observed that the pup, now called Callie, had a string round her neck that had snapped off in her attempts to break free.
Judy noticed the other part of the string in the same fence where she was waiting.
Poor pup! She didn’t move from her spot hoping that someone familiar would come looking for her.
ADOPTEDRescued ! 911 URGENT need FOSTER ! Found at Echo Lake ( Ftw , Tx ) dumping site ! RIGHT NOW Its almost as if she was waiting for someone to save her :'( Need FOSTER & FUNDs ( Female , no chip ) Two bags with deceased animals found next to her ( photos in comment section )www.taoanimalrescue.com
Posted by The Abandoned Ones "Saving Animals in Danger" on Sunday, March 26, 2017
Relieved at being rescued from the decay, Callie gave Judy a very sweet kiss on the cheek!
She was taken to the vet’s where she whined when touched and was found without a microchip.
She seemed considerably healthy even after going through such a nightmare.
Callie is recovering well from her under-nourished state. She has developed a healthy appetite and seems to have emotionally recovered from the trauma of abandonment.
Judy finds that dogs like Callie are always eager to forgive.
Within two days, Callie was smiling and up on her feet. Her past was behind her and she will soon be up for adoption.
Let’s hope she gets the happy ending she deserves!
Check out the video below to watch Callie’s heartwarming rescue!
*ADOPTED*The moment you leave Echo Lake ( Ftw , Tx ) well known dumping site for live and dead animals .You could tell she was still a bit afraid while we were creeping out of that hell hole . Doesn't take long to fall in love with an animal ❤I can't understand why evil hurts them ! Yet , they are so forgiving …with no voice !This video was taken moments after first video was posted for urgent help .Original Post : https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1373908142672391&id=184946124901938Once we got to a safe place , her back end was evaluated . She whined when touched , but as of this morning she is standing on all four . Praying nothing creeps up ..Donations are greatly appreciated directly to our rescue vet at Dr . Gibbs 817-294-9798 Or via PayPal @ https://paypal.me/taoanimalrescueHer name is Callie ❤More photos in comment section ..Love how she gives kisses ..again so forgiving , and another way of saying ..Thank you for saving me ! What was tied around her neck was also found on the fence she was near .We believe she chewed it off and managed to break away . When she realized she was in the middle of no where and dead dogs around her ..we assume she waited in the same spot she was abandoned.
Posted by The Abandoned Ones "Saving Animals in Danger" on Monday, March 27, 2017
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Reverse Sneezing In Dogs – What to do…
Does this sound familiar? Your dog suddenly starts making loud snorting sounds—over and over again, in quick succession.
Do you start wondering, did they swallow something they shouldn’t have? Can they breathe?!
Chances are, you’re experiencing the infamous “reverse sneeze.”
Veterinarians often see dogs whose owners rushed them in for an emergency appointment after finding them standing with their elbows apart, head pulled back, and eyes bulging as they snort or gasp repeatedly.
Yet for the vast majority of these dogs, a vet visit was unnecessary.
Reverse sneezing looks and sounds scary the first time you encounter it. However, it’s a fairly common and harmless respiratory event for dogs.
Read on to learn how to identify reverse sneezing, what causes it, and how to tell the difference between a harmless reverse sneeze and something else.
What is reverse sneezing?
A reverse sneeze is pretty much what it sounds like: a sneeze that happens in reverse! The above video is a good example of what it looks and sounds like.
In a regular sneeze, air is rapidly pushed out through the nose. In a reverse sneeze, air is rapidly, and noisily, pulled in through the nose.
It occurs in spasms lasting anywhere from a few seconds up to a minute and sounds like snorting, snuffling, and even gagging. See the above video for an example.
Because of the sounds their dogs make while reverse sneezing, many people mistakenly think their dog is choking. However, a reverse sneeze is almost as normal and harmless as a regular sneeze.
What causes reverse sneezing?
There’s no single cause for a reverse sneeze. Like regular sneezing, it’s often triggered by an irritation or inflammation in the nose, throat, or sinuses.
It often occurs when dogs wake up from a nap, or after eating, when their breathing pattern may have rapidly changed. It’s also caused by irritants in the airway—anything from dust to an inhaled hair!
Some dogs experience more frequent reverse sneezing in springtime when the air is full of pollen and other allergens.
Others reverse sneeze more in the winter, when sudden temperature changes between outdoors and indoors cause the nasal passages to contract.
Another common cause of reverse sneezing is pressure on the throat and neck. A too-tight collar, or straining against the leash, can irritate the throat and lead to a reverse sneeze. That’s just one more reason to consider a harness for your dog.
Finally, some dogs reverse sneeze after exercise, or when they’re overexcited. This is particularly common among brachycephalic, or short-nosed, breeds like pugs and bulldogs.
When they get worked up, they may inhale their elongated soft palates into the throat, triggering an episode of reverse sneezing.
How to end a reverse sneezing episode
Reverse sneezing is super-common, and it won’t hurt your dog. However, some dogs become anxious during a reverse sneezing episode, and a lengthy episode may be uncomfortable.
You can help your dog recover from a reverse sneezing episode by remaining calm yourself. If you get anxious, your dog’s anxiety will increase, too. So, stay calm, and show your dog there’s nothing to panic about.
If your dog is experiencing a particularly long episode of reverse sneezing, you may be able to ease or end the episode by:
- Gently massaging your dog’s throat
- Briefly covering their nostrils, which will cause them to swallow and potentially stop sneezing
- Depressing their tongue with your hand to help open airways
- Some vets suggest gently blowing in your dog’s face
In the vast majority of cases, there’s no need to intervene. Reverse sneezing doesn’t last long, and your dog will be perfectly normal after it stops.
When you should go to the vet
As mentioned, reverse sneezing rarely requires veterinary treatment. As soon as the sneezing episode stops, the situation is resolved. However, if episodes increase in frequency or duration, you should call the vet just in case.
You should also seek treatment if your dog’s reverse sneezing is accompanied by other respiratory symptoms or if they have any unusual discharge from their nose.
Occasionally, chronic reverse sneezing can be a symptom of more serious issues. These include nasal mites, foreign objects in the airway, respiratory infections, and tracheal collapse.
If you’re concerned about the intensity of your dog’s reverse sneezing, take a video to show the vet. They’ll be able to determine potential causes.
Most dogs experience episodes of reverse sneezing at some point in their lives. For the vast majority of dogs, it’s a common, temporary, harmless reaction with no lasting aftereffects.
Of course, it still sounds unsettling to our human ears! But now that you know what reverse sneezing is, you’ll be less likely to make an unnecessary vet visit.