Singapore-based Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD) is an independent organization that seeks to improve the welfare of homeless strays and “give them a chance in life.”
SOSD volunteers rescued a stray dog who was barely able to walk, says the New York Daily News. The dog, Ol Boy, was covered in sores and his skin was infested with hundreds of ticks. He had survived by drinking water dripping from air conditioners and eating food scraps from shopkeepers, though most of his teeth were chipped or missing.
SOSD took Ol Boy to a veterinarian who found that he had several infections and possibly cancer. The SOSD volunteers cared for him, petting him when he winced and cried. Ol Boy died shortly after he sat up for the first time and sipped some water on his own.
SOSF has made a moving and heartfelt video, “Lonely old dog has his dying wish come true,” about Ol Boy and their efforts to rescue street dogs like him. It goes without saying, it’s very good to know he was able to spend his last days in a caring environment and comfort after living such a hard life.
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