This is Rocky.
Rocky was found by an employee of Elephant Nature Park, who brought him to the clinic.
He likely suffered a blow to the face with a machete or something similar.
Rocky is very lucky to be alive, and still have sight in both eyes. The injury barely missed his left eye.
He looks very unwell right now, but he is being well taken care of, and with a little love and compassion he will be a happy little boy ready for adoption. Rocky’s cut was infected with maggots and we spent hours cleaning him and his wound.
Sadly this is not an isolated event. Many animals are victims of violent attacks by angry villagers worried that their chickens will be eaten. Sometimes all it takes is a night of heavy drinking and someone thinking it might be fun to hack a dog or pig in half with a machete.
As heartbreaking as this is, people are working hard to stop this kind of thing from happening by educating locals about sterilizing dogs and cats. The less stray animals wandering around the streets, the less pain and suffering they have to endure. You can also watch our video on the Dog Meat Trade.
We understand that these images are difficult to look at, but please don’t turn away from the distress of others.
We hope to keep you updated on his recovery. We look forward to him wagging his tail in happiness.
This blog was written two days ago. Sadly, this morning we arrived to the clinic to find out that Rocky had passed away in his sleep. The few days that Rocky was with us he was given so much love and attention. He will be missed.