Watch this exciting video clip about Sora's rehabilitation, his recovery and adoption
We’ll start with good news: Having reached us in critical condition, with his life hanging on a hair’s breadth, and at the end of three months of rehabilitation, the sweet puppy, Sora, has found an adoptive home and is starting a new life in a welcoming and supportive environment.
Sora’s story began in mid-February. He was four months old when he was found by passers-by in Tel Aviv with a swollen head, wounded and bleeding. He was brought to the SPCA, rushed to the veterinary clinic, and after cleaning the area, the vets found five infected and inflamed holes in his head, that apparently were caused by dog bites. In addition, he was suffering from sores on his neck area, and his body was infested with ticks. Sora was immediately taken to the operation room to have his wounds cleaned and disinfected, and during the operation, a drain was inserted into his head to drain the large amount of pus that had accumulated and to lessen his pain and suffering. Sora was kept in the clinic under medical supervision until he showed signs of recovery, the pus had been drained and the swelling had dissipated, and then the drain was removed from his head.
The staff of the SPCA, who had fallen instantly in love with the adorable puppy, undertook to help Sora and devotedly take care of him, while our adoption counselor, Gal Baba, gave him his special name, the meaning of which is “sky” in Japanese. Sora, continued getting antibiotics, received a lot of warmth and love and was fed especially nutritious food. The fact that his appetite and energy returned so quickly was a sign that he was on the right road to recovery. Not only the staff fell in love with Sora, also the other dogs quickly became friendly with him thanks to his convivial nature. Amongst these are Hanni, another dog who was cared for in the clinic, the staff’s dogs that played with him in the office, and then all the other dogs in the SPCA who allowed him to join them in their games in the yard.
When the sores on Sora’s head started to heal and the scars slowly receded, he began a three-week course of treatment against tick fever and once enough time had passed for his immunization system to strengthen he was ready to get the necessary six point vaccinations. Later he was neutered, a microchip was implanted and upon his complete recovery, he was transferred to the department of dogs awaiting adoption.
Due to his large paws, it was clear to all in the SPCA when Sora first arrived that he would grow into a very large dog. During the months when Sora was kept close to all the staff, he became a member of the team and an inseparable part of the SPCA family. From day to day it was apparent that he was changing, his body was growing and getting longer and his nature was forming. He was pampered and everyone was glad to see him because, despite all his suffering, all the pain and the long period of medical treatment he had endured, he was still full of an infectious joie de vivre and gave a lot of love in return.
Sora’s story and updates about his condition that were published on the SPCA Facebook page, were noticed by the Gamburg family of Moshav Tzofim and touched their hearts. The family, who already had two dogs and a cat, came to the SPCA and decided to adopt Sora and give him a warm home. All the staff in the SPCA had a hard time saying goodbye to Sora, but knowing that his long journey of suffering was over and had come to a happy end filled everyone’s hearts with great joy and we all wish Sora and his new family long and wonderful years together.