After getting back to their rescue sanctuary, the very first line of action was to give this puppy a bath. Jenny and another colleague gently scrubbed the dirt out of the puppy’s fur, and tried to remove any dirt and bacteria that was harming his skin.
This process was second-nature for Jenny. Jenny’s colleague said, “She’s rescued a lot. She rescued chickens, she rescued grasshoppers, owls… she’s rescued a lot of things.” Jenny was an advocate for helping animals in need, and she never leaves any animal behind that needs her help.
Jenny Promised Never to Let This Puppy Back in that Village
In a video of Jenny speaking to the villagers, she asked if they would like her to bring the puppy back once it gets better. But, she only said that so they would allow her to take the dog away.
Later in the video, she was heard saying, “I’m not bringing him back. I’m just saying that.” She would never let the puppy return to the village after the trauma they put him through.
They Thought That Saving the Puppy’s Life Might Be Hopeless
Jenny found this puppy just in time. She says he wouldn’t have made it even 2 more days if he was left in the village. After taking the puppy in, they found lots of damage. There were patches of fur that were completely missing, and his skin was covered in sores and dirt.
His symptoms weren’t good, but Jenny still was not giving up. She was determined to give this puppy the life he deserves.
They Named the Puppy Snafu
For the first couple of days at the rescue sanctuary, the puppy was still struggling. He could not find any strength, and he was still very weak.
But, he unexpectedly made an admirable recovery with the help of the Desmonds. They decided to name him Snafu. His recovery was on the right track, but there were still some things to take care of.
The Healing Process
After getting the dog cleaned up and back on his feet, he still had some treatment to go through. This is where Jimmy Desmond came in. Jimmy specializes in emerging diseases and the illegal wildlife trade. Therefore, he has studied firsthand the diseases affecting these animals.
Jimmy administered a treatment under the dog’s skin that would be absorbed into the body. This helped heal the infections that spread throughout the pup's body. If they wouldn’t have saved it when they did, these infections would have probably ended the dog’s life.