posted by Michel on Feb 15

Maplo was found in Sebaste, Antique. She belonged to the sister of a good friend of mine. She was suffering from Canine Distemper. Unfortunately they failed to recognise the seriousness of her condition, attributed the abundant discharge through her nose and eyes to the dog-version of a cold and treated her with anti-biotics only. By the time we got to her, the virus had got to the brain causing her swaying gait. She could no longer be saved and it was decided to humanely euthanise her. However, we will remember her here for the love that she gave to her humans.

Maplo, our very first guest in the dog kennels, didnt survive

Maplo, our very first guest in the dog kennels, didn't survive

Apart from Maplo, all our present rescues are doing fine. A quick recap:

Ino is a female dog of around 8 months old that we found in Sebaste, Antique. She’s shy at first but getting to know us and now developing her playful side. She was diagnosed with demodectic mange, fortunately in the early stages.

Ino rolling in the grass

Ino rolling in the grass

Ginny is a very young dog that is extremely emaciated, suffering from advanced demodectic mange and probably had an accident of some sort in the past, since she has restricted use of her hind left leg. She’s a curious little character however and has no trouble walking on a leash.

Ginny still a little camera shy

Ginny still a little camera shy

Now that especially Ino and Ginny are getting used to us, we take them to the beach along with our own dogs (all rescues originally), Falco, Snowy and Arwen. Ino really opened up and wanted to play, but she will have to wait a week or so due to her recent sterilisation and arrival. Ginny is a little on edge but clearly enjoys the outings, taking a keen (but careful) interest in her totally new surroundings.

Walk along the beach

Walk along the beach

Horacio is a feral cat that we caught in a trap that we used to retrieve our escapee Dayang (see previous post). He was sterilised too and after he’s completed his medication of anti-biotics for the operation, we will set him free.

Horacio, our temporary guest

Horacio, our temporary guest

Our final guest is a dog named Jackson. When we picked up Nabas (also see the old abandoned dog in the previous post), bystanders pointed out both Ginny and Jackson to us. He’s a grumpy little fellow, a little underweight, and suffering from demodectic mange. His whole body is affected, but the skin is nor keratinised yet. He should be fine after ivermectine injections.

Jackson receiving treatment at ASU

Jackson receiving treatment at ASU

Not really a rescue story, but very interesting nonetheless, was the encounter I had with Eddy at Aklan State University when I was there for the sterilisation of our rescued animals. Eddy is a fabulous Korean chap: he was camping inside one of the treatment rooms for days so he could be with his sick dog Georgie (perforated intestines due to eating sharp bones) all the time, taking turns with his wife to keep the business going, a travel agency on Boracay island catering especially to Koreans. He’s linked to our site where he’s got some pictures of Ino, Jackson and Horacio. Here’s the URL of his Blog in Korean, so if you’re into the Korean language or want to check out the pics, go take a look: Mr. Subak

Eddy looking after his best friend Georgie

Eddy looking after his best friend Georgie

UPDATE: I heard from a friend of Eddy that Georgie died after all. So sad for Eddy to lose his friend …

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