Trufa is her name! Trufa, a 8 years female dog, lived in Macau, had a troubled past, was adopted and then abandoned, was found in Macao Kennel for slaughter, was foster by an A...
Trufa is her name!
Trufa, a 8 years female dog, lived in Macau, had a troubled past, was adopted and then abandoned, was found in Macao Kennel for slaughter, was foster by an Animals Association, where she unfortunately had some "discussions "and got injured... on November 22, 2013 I picked her up at the Association so she could recover from the wounds and then try to give her for adoption!
I took her home, and split custody with my family who lived in Macau!
I came on holiday to Portugal and Trufa stayed with my family .. unfortunately during my stay in Lisbon, I had to deal with my mother's breast cancer my mother and decided to stay to support my family and looked for a job.
In May 2014, Trufa was with another person on the street, but she was able to escape and was hit by a car ... I manage a facebook group "SOS Animals in Macau" so I was able to find out when, where and how it happened, despite the distance and time difference ... the social network Facebook was essential to find out what had happened!
The next day a friend went to Macau Municipal Kennel, thinking she would find Trufa dead, and there she was... without moving ... She went to a clinic, where they detected a displacement of a spine disc .. that was preventing her mobility and self-sufficiency ... many were in favor of putting Trufa to sleep, but I said to WAIT!! ... She was hospitalized at the clinic, then returned to the Association until I was given permission to formally adopt her!
In June she returned to the clinic until I found someone to accept a dog with a "wheelchair" that I odered from America.
I found a kind soul that was able to take care of Trufa, but paid a monthly fee so I could assure that she was going to be well cared ... I prepared the documents, tests and the journey from Macau to Portugal ... all these processes cost more than € 5000, many discussions, many efforts of friendly people, many contributions, a lot of energy and emotional exhaustion.
Trufa arrived in Portugal on the 21st of November 2014, almost a year after I picked her at the Association!
On January 3rd, Trufa was admitted at the Veterinary Hospital, where she will be for the next two months to regain the lost muscle, so she can have a more "normal" life, although she will not be able to walk as before... she lost all her nervous tissue. I believe that is the best for her, as this clinic has done a great job with animals in same conditions!
I want the best for Truffle, although my salary is insufficient to cover all these additional costs, and all my savings were invested in Trufa since May 2014.
Trufa deserves all the best, she´ve been through a lot. I did and I try do the best I know and I can, but I believe she will have a better future with the support it deserves!