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Pastor & Pastorcita

 

When we first arrived in Costa del Este there was a guard shack just across our little river. We could tell the dog had white fur but he had such a bad case of mange that his skin was more red sores than white fur. We were so worried about him. We made sure he had food and we asked the local vet what we could do. He suggested we use some medication and make sure he was bathed. The security guards were really helpful but over the ensuing weeks we didn't see much if any improvement. Honestly we didn't think he could ever get better. He would just sit and scratch. He looked so miserable. Finally out of desperation we asked the vet if he could pick him up and see what he thought of his chances. To our surprise the vet not only picked him up but he told us he'd seen worse. We just couldn't imagine what could have been worse. He began treating him and after a week or so he let him go back to the shack with the guard. He did look better but not totally recovered. Over the next year we saw him improve but it took a few more times in the vet to see the mange disappear all together. Sometime later we noticed a small dog hanging around the guard shack and she had a bit of limp so we had the vet check her as well and we added her to our care. During the beginning of this year the area decided to tear down the guard shack and we worried about where the two dogs would end up. One of the security guards said he knew of a family that worked in the area doing maintenance at the water treatment plant. So we met Chito and he agreed to take and care for Pastor and Pastorcita. After a few months here is what they look like now. Amazing isn't it - they look fantastic. They live a little enclosure during the day but at night Chito opens the enclosure and they get the full run of the area.  Here are some pictures of us visiting this weekend.




 




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