A gorgeous blue-eyed dog was found wandering the streets of London and basically getting cooked under the sun’s heat. The dog was in a T-shirt even though that was only making the matters worse. After the rescuers peeled off the pink shirt off of the dog’s skin, they saw an equally pink and hot skin underneath.
This summer’s record heat temperatures are dangerous not just for dogs left in cars – any animal is in danger if left in the sun and without water.
Fizz, as the blue-eyed mix breed is named, has been brought to our attention by London’s famous Mayhew animal center who rescued her. The animal center aims to raise awareness of the hot weather for abandoned dogs.
“There are many risks and dangers for an animal roaming the streets on their own, whatever the weather, but it was almost 30 degrees that day, and when I took off Fizz’s T-shirt I could feel the heat coming off her body,” said Janet Nobbs – Mayhew’s head of kennels.
“She was thin and losing the fur on her rib cage, all the way down her back legs and her tail. There were scabs on her chest and tummy where the skin had become really sore and her front legs were pretty much bald.
“Although she was very timid, she seemed happy to be picked up. I could tell she was grateful to finally be safe and she knew we were here to help her.”
Fizz was discovered in Roundwood Park, Brent, in north-west London. It was in the middle of a heat wave earlier this summer. Fizz had neither a collar nor a microchip, which lead the rescuers to the conclusion that she was intentionally abandoned.
Still, fortunately, the medicated baths and cream that Mayhew’s vet team applied helped her and her skin recover. Treatments against ticks and fleas were also needed.
“After a week with us, Fizz began to look a lot better,” added Ms. Nobbs.
“She was gradually feeling more comfortable eating as she got to know us, her skin was healing nicely and her fur was starting to grow back.”
Today Fizz is fully vaccinated and spayed and already has found a new home.