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This is a True Story, and I Would Greatly Appreciate If You Read This

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At the very beginning of this year, a Brazilian girl named Laryssa had just returned home from visiting her aunt's house when she found an abandoned dog at her doorstep. The poor thing was clearly starving, and was covered in mange, fleas, and ticks. Bones were clearly visible beneath the skin, and, though her father doubted he would live, she insisted on taking him in and trying to help him recover.

He refused to drink milk and rejected any food they offered him, though he drank water.

Laryssa desperately needed some help and advice, so she posted pictures of the dog here on DeviantART along with his story, which can be found here: fav.me/d4lh69c

I would never have known of this terrible occurence if it had not been for my friend :iconwolfselkey:. Knowing that I am experienced with dogs and know a lot about them, she shared :iconkarolusdiversion:'s journal with me, which spread the word about Laryssa's situation. (The Journal can be found here: karolusdiversion.deviantart.co… ) After reading the journal, I immediately took action on looking further into the situation, and gave as much advice to Laryssa as I could.

I advised her to contact an animal shelter or veterinarian right away, but she told me that they weren't much help. The pet stores around the area in which she lives treats their animals cruelly and with neglect. Laryssa told me of a bird cage that was practically stuffed full of birds that would trample each other, and they were clearly sick and in bad condition. She described it as shown in the animated film "Rio" for those of you have seen it. This is how animals are treated in her area of Brazil.

Since calling for help wasn't an option, I advised her to continue offering different types of food to see if he would take any of it, and to always make sure he had fresh water available as well as shade from the heat. She said he was very friendly and did not seem to be agressive or fearful at all, though he still refused to eat.

I continued to give her as much advice as I could, but I'm afraid it just wasn't enough. The dog had likely been out on the streets for a week or more without food or water before Laryssa had even found him, so he had a very small chance of survival...

After staying up late each night and putting all her energy into trying to save this poor animal, Laryssa still had to see this poor dog die.

It saddens me, knowing that people across the globe mistreat and abandon animals every day without realizing that they are killing a living thing...animals that could have had a chance at life. They could have grown up to be strong adults, had kids, and lived happy lives with their family. Their pups could have become a young child's first pet and loyal companion for life. These animals could have lived long, happy lives if they had just been given the chance.



Please take this story into your life and consider all the things you can do to help stop animal cruelty, neglect, and mistreatment.


This is just one innocent life lost in thousands that could disappear today from animal cruelty.

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Please Help Stop Animal Cruelty!




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Português:


Esta é uma história verdadeira e eu apreciaria muito se lessem isso.

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No início desse ano, uma brasileira chamada Laryssa tinha acabado de voltar pra casa da visita à casa de sua tia quando encontrou um cão abandonado em sua porta. O pobrezinho estava claramente morrendo de fome e estava coberto de sarna, pulgas e carrapatos. Os ossos eram claramente visíveis sob a pele e embora seu pai achasse que ele não sobreviveria, levou-o para tentar ajudá-lo a se recuperar.

Ele se recusou a beber leite e rejeitou qualquer alimento que lhe foi oferecido, embora ele tenha bebido água.

Laryssa precisava desesperadamente de alguma ajuda e conselhos, então ela postou fotos do cão aqui no DeviantART, juntamente com a sua história, que podem ser encontrados aqui: fav.me/d4lh69c

Eu nunca teria sabido dessa ocorrência terrível se não fosse pela minha amiga :iconwolfselkey:. Sabendo que eu sou experiente com cães e sei muito sobre eles, ela compartilhou o jornal da :iconkarolusdiversion: comigo, que espalhava uma palavra sobre a situação de Laryssa. (O jornal pode ser encontrado aqui: karolusdiversion.deviantart.co… ). Depois de ler o jornal, eu entrei em ação imediatamente em como olhar mais a situação e dei muitos conselhos no que pude à Laryssa.

Eu a aconselhei a entrar em contato com um abrigo de animais ou com um veterinário imediatamente, mas ela me disse que eles não foram de muita ajuda. Os pet shops ao redor da área em que vive trata os seus animais cruelmente e com negligência. Laryssa me disse de uma gaiola de pássaro que foi praticamente recheada de aves que atropelavam umas as outras e elas eram claramente doentes e em más condições. Ela descreveu-o como mostrado no filme de animação "Rio" para aqueles que tenham visto. É assim como os animais são tratados em sua área do Brasil.

Uma vez que pedir ajuda não era uma opção, eu a aconselhei a continuar oferecendo diferentes tipos de alimentos para ver se ele comeria alguma coisa, e sempre ter certeza que ele tinha água doce disponível, bem como sombra contra o calor. Ela disse que ele era muito simpático e não parecia ser agressivo ou ter medo de ninguém, embora ele ainda se recusasse a comer.

Eu continuei a dar-lhe conselhos, tanto quanto pude, mas temia que apenas isso não era suficiente. O cão provavelmente tinha ficado nas ruas durante uma semana ou mais sem comida ou água antes do pai de Laryssa o encontrar, então ele tinha uma chance muito pequena de sobrevivência...

Depois de ficarem até tarde da noite colocando toda a sua energia na tentativa de salvar este pobre animal, Laryssa ainda tinha que ver este pobre cão morrer.

Entristece-me, sabendo que as pessoas em todo o globo maltratam e abandonam os animais todos os dias sem perceber que eles estão matando um ser vivo... Animais que poderiam ter tido uma chance na vida. Eles poderiam ter crescido e se tornado adultos fortes, ter filhos, e viverem uma vida feliz com sua família. Seus filhotes poderiam ter se tornado o primeiro animal de estimação de uma criança e serem companheiros leais para toda a vida. Estes animais poderiam ter vivido vidas longas, felizes, se tivessem dado a eles uma chance.

Por favor, tome esta história em sua vida e considere todas as coisas que você pode fazer para ajudar a parar a crueldade, negligência e maus-tratos contra os animais.


Esta é apenas uma vida inocente perdida em milhares que poderiam desaparecer hoje com a crueldade contra os animais.

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Por favor, ajude a parar a crueldade contra os animais!

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~Kaira Wolf
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OkamiShiri Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know this journal is about 3 months old now but I just read everything about the dog that lost it's life.

Overseas vets and shelters for animals wouldn't help. The animal would have to be caged and shipped or flown to the other country, where vets would have to be on board maintaining 24 hour maintainance on the sick/injured animals. That and even in countries like the US and my own (Australia), shelters are overflowing as it is.

I recently adopted a dog from a shelter, who was very friendly but timid. She would flinch when I moved my arm near her too quickly, and often runs off or backs away thinking I'm going to hit her, which leads me to believe she was abused.
The shelter I got her from is known for putting dogs down quickly, and many pet stores buy from puppy farms or are not knowledgeable about the animals they handle, for example, I cant go to a single pet store without seeing 5 or more dead betta fish.

Shelters are crowded enough as it is. Adding other countries dogs to our own just means more will be put down.

We need people who do care to go there, and campaign to make a difference.
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Kaira-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Exactly. I'm saying that people over in South America need to be aware that how they are treating their pets is wrong, and start making shelters. I know that shelters over here aren't going to do any good; I was only saying that we need a worldwide shelter, as in a whole chain of shelters in every country. I know it's a longshot, but I can dream, right?
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OkamiShiri Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I think I understand what you mean now.

Still, other countries /do/ have shelters, but have just stopped caring. As I stated before, to make a difference people need to move there. Heck, could even have to lead to overthrowing many governments to actually take control- though from the sounds of it the people are the problem, too. Not all, but the majourity seem to have few values for animal life.

Someone needs to be an eye-opener to the people of countries like the one this dog was in. Once that happens, we could bring in more shelters.

But you're right, I'd love to see something happen as well.
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Kaira-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Exactly. ^^
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EmyliaHawke Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Kaira-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Aww...<3
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Keliea-Hikari-Takeru Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I completely see where your coming from and mark me im going to do EVERYTHING in my power to raise people against animal cruelty, EVERYTHING, thanks for opening my eyes, it's time for all this to stop
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Kaira-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Thank you. :D
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Keliea-Hikari-Takeru Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's okay, i'm making a group to rebel against it, it may not stop anything but it's just to get the word out y'know?
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Kaira-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Thanks. :)
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Keliea-Hikari-Takeru Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
S'okay, i hate animal cruelty as much as the next person so i'm trying me best
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Kaira-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
:)
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Keliea-Hikari-Takeru Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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WolfSelkey Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconemyliahawke:'s already making a group. Maybe you could just join that and we can all focus on raising awareness through that and getting that group well known instead of having two kinda well known ones.
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EmyliaHawke Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:( Inspiring tribute, Kaira. I'd write more, but it seems others have already stated everything that needs must be said.
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Kaira-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
:) Thank You.
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EclecticManta Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Honestly, i am not surprised. I am not going to be rude, but excuse me...I live in brazil and im sorry but it makes me extremelly furious that you people only know about this NOW! I happen to live this on a daily basis. I see dogs and cats and any kind of animal you can imagine, striving with all their strenghs left to find a scrap of food. What about rescues? shelters? pet stores you may ask? We have NONE. Or the ones we have, are useless and selfish. I once came upon a white horse in the middle of the trash, right next to a horse center. He was starved, i could see all his bones, not to mention he was also locked up under the sun on a leafless tree. I contacted the horse center, i nearly begged them to save the poor animal. Know what they told me? It belongs to one of their workers and they couldnt care less of the animal, to let it die, it would be useless anyway on the show ring. I tried bringing it food and water, i tried calling the so-called 'aspca' here, they did nothing. Before i knew it, the worker that kept the horse threatened me, and the next day it was gone. I never saw that poor animal again..
What im saying is, this goes far as what you people can imagine. Brazil is a huge, disgusting country. Ewer people here cant care less about their envirement and less about their pets. This dog of this girl was in good health to the ones ive seen in the past to be honest, and there are much more in this condition roaming around. Atleast some have a chance since they form packs, but most im afraid are goners. Now i ask you about the cats out there. Cats are rather efficient hunters and one female can have as many as 6 kittens. Now count how many of these females can be out there. Count how many homeless kittens and cats are out there, and how many more will come to every kitten that survives. I saved my own just last month that was in a movemented highway. If i hadnt come, it would be dead.
In the end, what angers me is that most of you dont know even half of the cases out there. Dont make a fuss about this one dog, but to as many as two thousand -and more- that are out there. Sure, this one case opened your eyes, but to save atleast the brazilian homeless animals, you will need much, much much more then that.
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WolfSelkey Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I already knew abbout all that. Doesn't mean we shouldn't try to save it and be sad when it died.
I think I'll try to support Kaira with what she's thinking of doing.
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EclecticManta Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I never said we shouldnt try, I just said that this happens to thousands more animals out there and people shouldnt just cry for one animal only. I will also support her but I was only warning her that the path ahead is dificult, however her idea is quite interesting and that i hope she can somehow achieve it.
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WolfSelkey Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We've gotten in contact with a few people who help animals as a job and we've figured out a bunch of stuff so so far things are looking good.

We're thinking that the base or sometthing was near a vet school it could be useful as most people who volenteer and travel are people around uni age.
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Kaira-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
I completely understand this and have known of these situations my entire life. :( It's a very sad fact and needs to be taken care of ASAP. If people think the US is bad, just look at the rest of the world. This needs to be stopped!
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EclecticManta Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yes, but im afraid atleast by the mean time it wont stop. The governments are crashing, people around the world are having problems. Pets are the least of their concerns.
Atleast I must say the USA has shelters. Even if for a little time, the animals still have a chance. Here? they are left to die.
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Kaira-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Exactly. :(


I wonder...what if there was a shelter in the US that would take animals from other countries?? :wow: And they would go to visit the countries and take back as many pets as they could...one of those non-profit organizations that don't put down their animals?

Omg...i've just discovered my future career. O_O
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EclecticManta Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hmm idk. You know, its not as easy. Countries have affiliations and organizations. To have such a big shelter like yours -which i love the idea by the way, im just stating the facts- it includes having to deal with such organizations, and they are not easy. Alliances between countries are very complicated and delicate things. Specially towards the more dangerous countries if you know what I mean...
Also, remember you never know the day of tomorrow. Today the US might be a very respected country, but tomorrow it could even be india if you know what I mean. To have such a shelter will require yeaaars of work -unless, you become president yourself or something haha XD
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Kaira-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
I know...it's a long shot, but i'm at least going to try my best.
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Karolusdiversion Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
I'm very saddened by the death of this dog :(

:clap: You wrote a beautiful story, very relevant to the facts.
Thanks for everything.
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Kaira-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Thank you. :) And you're welcome. I did what I could, but i'm afraid it just wasn't enough.
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Karolusdiversion Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
You did what you could with your suggestions.
:clap: You have been admirable!
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Kaira-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
:) Thank you.
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Karolusdiversion Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
You're welcome :)
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