We named her Jappy and this approximately three to five year old female Japanese Spitz is one tough cookie! Jappy’s been through hell and back and surely deserves all the admiration, respect, and love the world’s got to offer! Banished from her own home, Jappy had been wandering around for what we reckon to be over year. Impregnated by a rogue dog stud, she has likewise remarkably bore puppies in the fields without assistance from anyone. In our humble opinion, what was most hurtful to Jappy was when her babies were taken away from her for apparent adoption by humans living in the neighbourhood. And yet nobody took the mother in. Nobody cared about her.
Click below to view how we saved Jappy!
The road to recovery of an unwanted, helpless 3 year old female Japanese Spitz begins tonight! We've been calling her Jappy ever since we noticed her wandering aimlessly on our main road last week. I discussed her sorry state with our dear, truly caring vet friend Marianne Ignacio and her partner Jeff Tolentino plus chum Evelyn D. Garibay (of Roche Pet Care, Tagaytay) and we immediately decided to rescue her. After four times of failing to secure her, we finally triumphed earlier tonight! We reckon she's been homeless for a year now but her remarkable fighting spirit's unbreakable! She's now in their clinic's safe confines and assistance in any form is most welcome! Join Jappy's journey as she hurdles her hopefully non-serious health issues and finds her forever loving home on www.incahootswithpj.com! 🐶❤️ #love #jappy #homelessdog #rescued #rescue #vet #veterinarian #japanesespitz #vetclinic #vetcliniclife #rochepetcare #recovery #tagaytay #cavite #philippines #video #videooftheday
I first laid eyes on Jappy about two weeks ago while driving on our main road – an emaciated, almost completely bald, evidently famished, small creature rummaging through a pile of trash by the gate of a vacation home. She was obviously searching for food to fill her hungry stomach. Since then, that sorry sight has occupied my mind and I began checking on her every chance I got.
I would always find Jappy curled up, asleep and trembling outside this huge, sad house with an equally imposing wide and tall gate. I discussed Jappy’s story with our most compassionate veterinarian friend Dra Marianne Z. Ignacio, her dog and cat whisperer longtime partner Jeff Tolentino, and their animal-loving business partner Evelyn D. Garibay. We were all one in deciding that the helpless dog needed to be rescued straightaway!
On our first attempt to save her outside this forlorn house, a young boy and a limping elderly man suddenly opened the gate. Jappy looked up at their faces as if she knew them. Marianne struck a conversation with the man and it was then that Jappy’s heart wrenching story was unraveled. The old man revealed that Jappy used to live in that house together with its former occupants and its caretaker as her master. The former homeowners simply left her when they vacated the property. And since the new occupants (the man and the boy) noticed that she’s got a skin problem, they just decided to evict the poor dog lest his child got bitten and their jolly Golden Retriever infected. To make matters worse, they adopted one of Jappy’s babies, leaving the hapless mother on the road. This anecdote made our resolve to save Jappy stronger and even made Marianne cry in her sleep.
We tried to catch Jappy unsuccessfully three more times. She would slowly walk away and we didn’t chase after her as we were quite afraid that she’d get run over by a passing vehicle. Our fifth attempt was a breeze! Guess who volunteered to assist us? The old man simply waved at her and she approached him excitedly. After over a year, perhaps Jappy thought she would finally be allowed to enter her home.
To make things easier for everyone, Marianne tranquillised Jappy as soon as we safely got hold of her. We immediately brought her to Marianne’s Roche Pet Care Clinic and given a skin test pronto. Fortunately, the health findings are nothing serious – Demodicosis which is treatable and non-infectious, and the expected infestation of ticks and fleas. For starters, she’s been very cooperative and well-behaved and is being given medication (oftentimes by hand!) including antibiotics and vitamins, plus tick and flea powder. Her appetite for lamb and rice dog food’s quite hearty! Blood tests are also scheduled to be administered and we’re hoping for the best!
We have been rescuing (albeit not regularly) doggies and kitties in varying capacities (check out my earlier post about Roche Pet Care) but Jappy’s our very first rescue as a team! This we feel, makes her all the more special. Costs for rehabilitating and curing her will certainly rise but they should not be exorbitant. Assistance in any form is most welcome.
It’s been a life completely, unimaginably difficult for dearest Jappy! We fervently hope and pray that she’s got no other health issues and should be in her bloomingest best in a couple months time! By then we shall make certain that Jappy finds a forever home that will give her all the admiration, respect, and love she truly, truly deserves!
Thank you so much, St. Francis of Assisi!