Taka, this 8-year-old Shibu Inu, who arrived at her clinic after being severely burned in a house fire. He somehow escaped the flames but had major burns. Fortunately, a neighbor found him and rushed him to the Care More Animal Hospital in Martinez, Georgia.
Taka was in bad shape and in great pain when he arrived at the animal hospital. He was crying in agony when he was carried into the clinic with burns around his eyes lips, and ears. The clinic veterinarian, Emily Martin, sprang into action to save his life.
Although Taka was expected to survive, he was seriously injured and would need to be hospitalized. To help calm him, the staff would sing to him, which would help him relax. Since he couldn’t be alone, Dr. Martin took him home with her that first night.
It turned out that Dr. Martin ended up staying up all night caring for Taka. The next day, she took him back to the clinic with her but she was so exhausted that she needed some sleep. So rather than leave Taka, she climbed right into his kennel and slept beside him.
One of her employees was so moved by the sweet sight, that she took this picture of the two of them sleeping together. Truly, Dr. Martin cared so much for Taka that she wanted to be sure to comfort the poor dog as much as possible.
It turned out that Dr. Martin grew so attached to Taka that she considered adopting him. Since she already had 5 rescue dogs at home, what was one more? Taka was a very lucky dog to survive the fire and then be taken to his new guardian angel, Dr. Martin.
Their story is so sweet and shows just how much veterinarians care for their furry patients when they’re sick and suffering. We appreciate all they do and if Taka could talk, we’re sure he’d say thank you, too.
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