Abused dog found down manhole is saved
A dog that was left for dead is recovering after being rescued by three labourers - and is now looking for a new home, writes Kimberly Lobo
An Indian and two Pakistani workers saved the female pooch, who is thought to be around six months old, from a manhole on a building site in Al Awir, Dubai.
The workers said they heard loud cries and howling at the site about 11pm one night last week and discovered the canine, who has since been named Loppy.
Loppy was at death’s door. Shocked to see her drenched in blood with her tail cut off, one of the men, Mahernosh Irani, wiped her wounds and took her home.
The next morning Irani took Loppy to Al Safa Veterinary Clinic in Umm Suqeim.
Irani told 7DAYS: “My two friends heard a dog crying and when we went to see where, we were shocked to see it was in a manhole that was nearly 6m deep and impossible for a man to go in.
“There was no ladder, nothing to rescue the dog. We finally got a rope and managed to save her. She was covered in blood and her tail was chopped off. She was bleeding so much.
“I took the dog home and kept it until the morning then took it to Al Safa Clinic.” He added: “The doctors were also shocked to see the state of the dog and thanked me for taking her there.”
Staff at the clinic said that when Loppy was taken to them last Thursday her tailbone and flesh were exposed. She was given painkillers and antibiotics and is now recovering. She will be cared for and treated by the clinic until they can re-home her.
A statement on the clinic’s website said: “Despite the torture and being left for dead, Loppy is friendly and accepting of everyone she has been in contact with. She deserves a loving home.”
If you would like to adopt Loppy, call Victoria Jones at the clinic on 04 348 3799.