8 month old Jana was found dehydrated and severely emaciated by one of our
volunteers Nina, when she went hiking in the Balkan Mountains of Bulgaria.
Nina had never seen anything as close to being a living corpse as this
little dog. She looked like a walking skeleton - hollow cheeks, ribs and
bones sticking out everywhere, eyes lost and defeated. Looking around at the
local people passing her by without even looking at her and pulling their
kids away. Nina scooped her up and amazingly within seconds she seemed to
know that she was in safe hands, she hung on hard to dear life.
And so Jana went on the hike with her new friends, with Nina carrying her
around for 3+ hours! When they got back to the city, Jana went straight to
the vet clinic where tests revealed triple the normal concentration of white
blood cells showing she was fighting off a serious infection. She was
immediately put on antibiotics with IV - the vets said they had never seen a
dog as skinny as her, and were amazed that she was still alive at all.
At only 3kg she is lighter than a laptop, yet her wagging tail and her ever
growing energy levels shows that she is getting better by the day. The
meaning of Jana is "God is gracious" and very apt seeing that of all the
places to go hiking Nina wandered into the path of this little waif and now
we are hoping someone will offer her the new life she deserves.