Treff arrived to the rescue Wednesday afternoon. The 5-year-old purebred Dalmatian male was taken to the dogpound of Ózd (Hungary), when he was roaming on the streets of the town. It happened before a few times. His owners surrendered him. The animal rescuers of Ózd organized his travel to Budapest. We are thankful for their kind help!
Treff has obviously been neglected for a long while. We were shocked to see his thin body, his spine and ribs under the thin skin. His eyes are inflamed, his fur is coarse and scurfy and he has pressure sores. There are several wounds on his back, legs, nose and ears. We took him to our vet immediately for a thorough examination. We bought him antiworm pills, flea-tick drops and a special shampoo. His in poor physical condition, needs pampering so first of all we’ll help him get a little stronger. Step-by-step.
Despite being neglected, Treff is a lovely and very clingy dog, after a few hours he already follows his caretaker. It’s been a long day for all of us as the transport arrived later than planned, on a workday during working hours so we needed to re-reorganize his takeover a few times. Treff felt very tired after all the days he spent at the dogpound in the freezing winter weather, so he was happy to get a tasty dinner and finally take a long nap in a comfy dog bed in the warm flat.
He’s safe now, though he’s still a little confused. He behaves rather carefully with strangers, but he’s friendly, approaches people curiously, tail wagging. He already gave us a few high-fives, luckily his appetite is very good, so we have to be careful to divide his daily menu to more, smaller portions. He will arrive to his fosterhome this evening, where his foster family give him a wonderful chance to become the strong, healthy and happy Dalmatian boy he once was.
Treff is not looking for a forever home now. Visit his page for more information.
Hungarian Dalmatian Rescue