Paralyzed Puppy Drags Herself Across Botswana To Find Help, And Luck Smiles On Her


Love and compassion may occasionally save a person’s life. It does the same with animals, especially those who have been abandoned or are wounded. When people, like these animals, want assistance, they seek it. They are bold in addressing those who can help them. They come up with their own happy ending. The tale of a paralyzed dog dragging herself for kilometers in search of help will warm your heart. Scroll down to find out what comes next!

Botswana is a landlocked nation in Southern Africa that experiences annual flooding, producing a lush wildlife habitat. Even though most animals in Botswana have it hard, there are still abandoned and wounded dogs.The tale of a paralyzed Botswanan dog has affected millions of people. The poor little pooch had no option but to walk herself for kilometers in search of assistance due to a damaged spine.

The poor puppy was lucky

Susanne Vogel was the leader of a group of volunteers working in the Northern Okavango area at the time who saved the puppy. They were engaged on an elephant-human conflict prevention initiative. The squad was caught aback when they glanced up to find the poor puppy dragging herself towards their lonely tent. When the puppy saw the volunteer team, she approached them and requested for assistance. The poor pup, eventually called Poppy, definitely needed assistance.

“She basically crawled into our study camp since her back legs were paralyzed.” “She couldn’t walk,” Susanne observed, “yet she was full of love and begging for help.”

The crew immediately assessed Poppy’s condition. Her spine had been fractured and she was paralyzed, therefore the poor dog had certainly been in an accident. After washing and feeding the wounded animal, they took her to the doctor. But they didn’t receive any good news there.


Poppy was examined and determined to be barely seven months old. Although surgery may help the poor pup, her prospects of life were minimal to none. The researchers, on the other hand, were upbeat. They noticed Poppy’s individuality.

Despite the fact that she couldn’t risk surgery, Poppy started therapy and rehabilitation activities to help strengthen her legs. At the same time, the volunteers worked nonstop to gather cash for Poppy’s future medical requirements and care.

They asked the public for assistance in saving Poppy’s life, and animal lovers all across the globe leaped at the opportunity. Despite the fact that she is still too unwell to have surgery, Poppy looks to be in no discomfort. Poppy was pleased when she was given her own pair of wheels to gallop on!

After many hours of physical treatment, the courageous puppy ultimately became stronger and can now stand on her four legs. Furthermore, the lovely, lively puppy was ultimately accepted into a permanent family. Her permanent mother and father are MaryBeth Hastings of Washington, D.C., and they flew her back to America. Poppy’s life with her family is just getting started!