A border collie-type dog abandoned in the streets of Tijuana, Mexico, has markedly deteriorated since he was first spotted a few months ago by animal-lover, Alica Gtz. A few months ago, he was thin, dirty and scruffy-looking, and sported the all-too familiar look of despair and confusion after being summarily abandoned by his family.
Fast forward to today. The abandoned dog’s life of homelessness has finally taken its toll. Now dubbed “Frank,” he is suffering from a serious skin infection, leaving him with patches of painfully raw, open and bloody sores on his body, particularly his face. Another discernible malady is an infection in his left eye. Animals who have been homeless for an extended period of time – especially in this area – almost always suffer from other illnesses and infections. It is very likely that Frank is suffering from things not easily detectible by sight. Tests must be performed by a vet to make more definitive diagnoses.
It is a very harsh life for homeless animals trying to survive the unforgiving streets of one of the busiest borders in the U.S. Luckily for Frank, starvation didn’t take his life because compassionate neighbors where he took up residence had pity on him and provided some nourishment. He is also lucky that he didn’t get hit by a car, or beaten by a human for the fun of it or for having the audacity to sully their neighborhood by his mere presence.
Still, having to live on his own on the streets by rummaging through trash or handouts from kind neighbors is no longer sufficient for Frank – or for any domesticated homeless animal, for that matter.
As animal-lover, Gtz heart became heavy when she saw Frank’s deteriorating condition. She felt compelled to reach out for help by taking Frank’s cause to social media – Facebook. New to the world of animal rescue, this was Gtz’s first attempt at finding help to get Frank vet care, as well as connected with a forever family. It worked.
Arrangements are being made to have Frank picked up from the neighborhood later in the morning and immediately taken to a veterinarian in Tijuana. Ideally, Frank will find a rescue willing to take him and get him to a vet in the U.S.
Any rescue interested in Frank is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Transportation can be arranged. Donations for Frank’s vet care are also needed. A tax-deductible donation can be made by PayPal to email@example.com, and notating that the donation is for “Frank.”