People Rescue Severely Emaciated Dog And Help Him Make Incredible Transformation

Filmmaker and animal activist, Tim Gorski, was on his way to the Taktsang Palphug Monastery, hidden away in the Himalayan cliffs in Bhutan.

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On his journey, he unexpectedly came across a dog in a very poor condition. Riddled with mange, a disease of the skin caused by parasitic mites; the dog was suffering from extreme skin irritation and painful itching. It was clear that the animal needed immediate help. The local Bhutan Animal Rescue and Care were advised and quickly collected the poor dog and took him to the Maya Foundation, a non-profit shelter run by volunteers. They have a no kill policy and promised to care for the dog.

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The dog was named Tim, in honor of Gorski, and quickly started to heal and recover. They shaved off most of the little remaining hair the dog still had and gave him a small red shirt. This is a common practice in these cases to give the dog extra warmth and a bit of comfort. It wasn’t even two weeks under the care of TMF and Tim’s skin already looked smoother and healthier. When you see before and after photographs, it is hard to believe it is the same animal.

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He is now a loving, happy and playful, healthy looking dog. Nothing like the wretched poor creature Gorski had come across. Gorski followed the story on Facebook and, impressed by the amazing improvement in the dog’s health and appearance, posted a message of thanks and urged people to take the time and effort to take care of injured or abandoned animals. He said walking by and feeling pity does not help. “This is how the world works, folks, through random acts of love and kindness rather than detachment and indignation,” Gorski said in a Facebook post.

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“I urge everyone to not simply walk by when you see an animal suffering. Take the time. Connect with the animal. Make the call if need be. But do something. Don’t just walk by feeling sorry or helpless because you are not.” People can make a difference and Tim is a classic example. A phone call is often all that is needed. There are many shelters and rescue centers that can come and assist, they just need to be made aware of the animal in distress.