Nearly killed by a trap, dog makes incredible recovery

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It’s is remarkable that he is alive at all, having been through a horrific ordeal, but Kaiko is a survivor.  It all happened in Pretoria, South Africa when Kaiko became caught in a vicious and almost deadly trap that nearly severed him in half.  Somehow though, the resilient dog managed to stay alive until help came to save his life.

An inspector from Wetnose animal rescue discovered poor Kaiko last week said Debbie Herselman, spokesperson for the organization.  “The wire cut him terribly deeply. The wound was about 3cm deep. All his front teeth had also broken off from trying to chew off the wire,” said Herselman.  The survival instinct of the dog is phenomenal and his efforts paid off as he is now recovering from emergency surgery to treat his injuries.

In addition to the damage from the trap, Kaiko had some 300 ticks on him which have been removed but he is also being treated for tick bite fever.  “Some of our toughest inspectors got tears in their eyes when they saw him. It is a miracle that he is still alive,” said Herselman.

Kaiko means “forgiveness” in Japanese, and hopefully the pooch will forgive life for throwing him this nasty curveball.  Herselman says she expects him to recover fully in a couple of months and adds “I just hope we can find him a good home – where he will be spoilt rotten. No animal on earth deserves to suffer so horribly.”


2 thoughts on “Nearly killed by a trap, dog makes incredible recovery”

  1. God bless you precious Kaiko for a speedy recovery you precious so sorry you had to suffer such horrific I juries and go through this trauma.i pray someone will hear your story and see you and fall in love with you..your eyes I am sure speak a thousand deserve to be loved,needed,and belong in a wonderful and happy family who will cherish and adore you and take good care of you happily ever after and always keep you from harm and are a pencil..special baby and your Angels were defiantly with you this day.I pray your blessed with your very own family are so deserving..please keep us informed of this Angels matter Kaiko …god bless you and protect you always…Muwah!!


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