Meet Lucky, A Spirited Pup
On a journey to help 10,000 dogs per month, Lucky is one street dog of many who will have their life changed (and change ours, as well).
Lucky has been found living in the jungle as a street dog in Thailand. She’s a happy girl but has many health issues and is underweight. Luckily, Lucky is getting a second chance.
Who Is Lucky?
Lucky is one of the many street dogs in Thailand. She was found living alone in the jungle and was dirty and thin.
Even though it was clear she was struggling, Lucky seemed to have a smile on her face, and her tail was always wagging.
Giving Lucky A Second Chance
Lucky was one of the first dogs that were given veterinarian treatment. When this street dog was found, she was skinny. However, she needed more than a few meals.
Even though she’s always been happy, Lucky has been slow to trust. She’d eat a few meals and then disappear about into the jungle for about two to three days. Then, when she’d come out of hiding, she’d have lost more weight.
After some time, Lucky was brought into a car and took a trip to the vet. She was nervous in the car but was okay overall.
Unfortunately, aside from some weight problems, Lucky has other health issues. For example, she has the following:
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Skin issues
- A liver problem
- Irregular blood levels
With all of those issues, it’s amazing how strong she was. Lucky was full of energy and spirited.
However, some good news is that she’s between one and two years old and is spayed. So, that’s one less thing to worry about.
Lucky was able to come home for a good bath. Once all of the dirt and grime was washed off, her actual coat color began to show.
She also allowed a collar with a bell to be put on her to be found more easily. She’s been making excellent progress, but she still has a long way to go. Thankfully, Lucky is patient, gentle, and easy-going.
Overall, Lucky is making excellent progress. She’s gaining weight and responding to medication well.
Why Do Some Dogs Live Alone?
Lucky was found living alone. In some cases, stray dogs tend to stick together. In other cases, they live alone.
One of the reasons some street dogs live alone is because they don’t need the other dogs. There is no big game to hunt depending on the area, and the dogs don’t need to fight to survive necessarily. They’re able to do it on their own.
On the other hand, some dogs tend to stay by themselves if the other dogs reject them.
For example, if a dog was domesticated and abandoned by their family, they may wait for their family to return. Or maybe they weren’t properly socialized and didn’t know how to act around other dogs.
In Lucky’s case, she was found already spayed. She might have had a home at one point. Unfortunately, she might have had siblings that didn’t make it, or they moved on.
There’s no true way to tell other than to see the dog interact with others.
For instance, in the wild, some street dogs will meet up with one another to hang out. They’ll play and maybe share a meal. But then, at the end of the day, they’ll split up again and go their separate ways.
Learn More About Lucky
If you’re interested in hearing more about Lucky, then be sure to follow her story on Twitter. In addition, general updates may be added here.
In the meantime, be sure to get caught up on some of the other street dogs of Thailand.