Dog Left in Wall for Two Weeks Leads to World’s Biggest Baby Shower for Animals

 

Emmanuel began his puppyhood in one of the most volatile apartment complexes in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  He lived in a unit on an upper floor of the building, an eagle’s nest of sorts, cut off from the world below. His life was void of the simple joys of walking in the park or feeling the sun on his back. Though he began each day with the same hope and excitement that any puppy would, his hopes were often dashed and he would soon be whining from hunger, urinating on the floor and jumping on his people to try to get their attention. His sorrow and confusion began to crest when a fiery argument began in the apartment one night. Emmanuel had nowhere to hide. He was grabbed, carried into the bedroom and pitched through a hole at the back of the closet. The hole went past the interior walls and led several flights down to the very bottom of the building.

His family never came to check on his body to be sure that he was dead and not simply injured. For two weeks, day and night, Emmanuel yelped and tried to signal, “I’m not dead yet” to the world around. People walked in and out, to work and school, and none of them hesitated. Some of the buidling’s residents later claimed that they thought the sounds were coming from a cell phone ring-tone. Others just said they didn’t want to get involved. No one stopped to investigate. No one asked questions. No one lost sleep, except for Emmanuel.

We don’t know what finally prompted her to act, but some fourteen days after the fall, one of the female residents of the apartment building ran into animal activist Miriam Solainne at a department store and confided in her about the puppy. Miriam raced over to the address. She lifted the weak body of the puppy close to her chest. He looked like a pin cushion, completely covered in ant bites.  He was dehydrated and barely conscious. Not knowing if he would take his final breath in her arms, Miriam had to try. She used spoonfuls of Pedialyte and pancake syrup to try to stabilize his sugars until morning when the veterinary clinic would open.

Who Could She Turn To?

Though there was no way of knowing if the puppy would survive, Miriam knew that the first step was finding funding to pay for veterinary care. She reached out to Edi Vasquez of All Sato Rescue, a volunteer humane group on the island. Edi agreed to help with Emmanuel’s month long stay at the veterinary clinic, and before long, the two women were celebrating daily victories as Emmanuel began gaining strength and doing the things that normal, healthy puppies should do. His first day without an IV. His first bowl of kibble. His first walk on the grass.

“I named him Emmanuel because he had every reason to die, but he fought for his life,” Miriam says. ”Sometimes even when you have nothing and life itself is all there is, it’s worth the fight.”

World’s Biggest Baby Shower for Animals

Because of his indomitable spirit, Emmanuel has been chosen to kick off an international effort by rescue groups who are confronting a massive spring influx of orphaned, injured and abused baby animals in urgent need of care.  The event is called the World’s Biggest Baby Shower for Animals .

Through the baby shower, more than 20 different rescue squads across the world (including All Sato Rescue in Puerto Rico) will receive funding through donations made to the Harmony Fund international rescue network. Shower gifts, in the form of online donations, will pay for food, veterinary medicines, foster care, shelter care, anti-poaching teams, wildlife rehabilitation and spay/neuter for thousands upon thousands of animals who would not ordinarily have a slim chance of getting help. Many of the rescue squads to benefit from the baby shower are working in deeply impoverished areas and the lion’s share of their support this year will come from the Harmony Fund.

Please enjoy this uplifting and joyful video snapshot of some of the babies who are currently receiving care by the Harmony Fund’s network of rescue teams internationally. You may watch with an unguarded heart as the video contains only images of animals who are safe now.

A Joyful & Uplifting Look at the World’s Biggest Baby Shower for Animals

Visit the World’s Biggest Baby Shower for Animals to donate or share on Facebook.

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944 comments

michelle t
michelle t24 days ago

Hand the bastard animal abusers over to me for instigation of appropriate penalty.OH YES!!!! I am ready,willing and able!

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Kelsey S
Kelsey S24 days ago

Who leaves an animal in a wall?! >:( Thanks

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Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga4 months ago

how can someone just leave animals in a wall. thank goodness that it got saved

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Sue H
Sue H4 months ago

Still a great story, thanks.

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Doris K
Doris K4 months ago

Dear Laura, thank YOU so much with warm appreciation for posting this article to raise AWARENESS which I feel is so important in lives to KNOW what is happening in this world! Every day, I am learning and become aware of how EVIL "humans" can be!!! It saddens me because I am very concerned for our precious 4-legged FRIENDS on earth and the only thing for ALL kind souls & animal lovers to do is to BE THEIR VOICE in both PRAYERS & PETITIONS. Blessings to you, dear Laura for caring & sharing

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Doris K
Doris K4 months ago

EVIL doers must be punished to the FULLEST extent to raise AWARENESS to 2-legged living beings that the LIVES of 4-legged living beings are EQUALLY precious!!! And that 2-legged living beings must NOT harm and/or murder any 4-legged FRIENDS!!! Be WISE and please don't create bad KARMAs that you will have to PAY back in your NEXT life!!!

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Doris K
Doris K4 months ago

What's WRONG with "HUMANS" these days???!!! Its always the "HUMANS" that DESTROY the BEAUTIFUL gifts created and please be REMINDED that "HUMANS" are ONE of His creations too!!! Be GRATEFUL and count YOUR blessings that you are still ALIVE to see this beautiful WORLD with beautiful creatures LIVING in it!!! Live with LOVE in your heart for EVERY living being and the WORLD will be a BETTER & PEACEFUL place to live in!!!

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Doris K
Doris K4 months ago

This serves as a GENTLE REMINDER for HUMANS to BE KIND, THINK RIGHT and DO GOOD!!! Always REMEMBER that GOD IS WATCHING and that KARMA does exist as What Goes Around Comes Around!!! Blessings to ALL THOSE KIND SOULS who are ALWAYS there to SUPPORT and to VOICE for all the voiceless, helpless ANIMALS that were created for us to respect, to love, to care and to protect them and NOT otherwise!!! PLEASE LOVE ALL ANIMALS and EVERY LIVING BEING; and you will be blessed abundantly!!! Let there be LOVE and PEACE on earth so that every living being can live peacefully thus happily!!!

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Shirley S
Shirley S4 months ago

How anybody could ignore any cry for help from any animal is beyond comprehension.

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Priscilla L
Priscilla L4 months ago

Terrible and should not go unpunished.

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