But there was a happy ending for the three-year-old dog, who has now been nursed back to health after a heart-breaking appeal from his owner, who also has four children.
Unemployed Adriano Bertoline had launched an online appeal as he could not afford to pay for Thor’s veterinary treatment.
For Safety Keep Your Dog Restrained in the Car. I know that dogs love sticking their head out car windows – but it’s a dangerous habit. They’re at risk for being hit with debris, damaging their ears & there’s always the risk that they’ll see something & jump out. If you’re going to be driving over 20 mph it’s always recommended to have your dog restrained in the car.
He wrote on social media: ‘Good morning, guys… I woke up this morning and I saw my dog like this… Please, any clinic or vet that can come to help him? I cannot pay.’After councillor Dr Jose Roberto Apolari saw the dog owner’s request, he stepped in and agreed to help.Adriano later posted an update which read: ‘Dr Apolari was an angel in my dog’s life because I couldn’t afford to pay for a private veterinarian.
Love your pet. You are your pet’s favorite thing in the whole world. He craves your love, attention and care. So show him the love and devotion he shows you!
‘I’m unemployed at the moment and I have four children to feed at home.’Adriano said the councillor took the dog to the clinic, helped with the costs, and brought Thor home afterwards.
He added that this is the second time the dog has had an altercation with a porcupine in a year.
Back in February 2021, Thor was helped by Adriano’s friend, who was working at a private veterinary clinic.
If your dog isn't feeling well, add some low-sodium chicken broth to the drinking water.
It is unclear what happened to the porcupine in both instances.
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