Every now and then there’s an animal rescue story that takes my breath away. Oliviero’s is one such story. Please note that this story consists of some graphic images that might be disturbing to some viewers.
Two women were walking in Messina in southerly Italy when they stumbled across a trash bag lying in a dry river. They listened to whimpers coming from the bag and mosted likely to investigate. What they located shocked and frightened them.
The dog had actually been bound with electric cable, placed in a garbage bag and after that dumped along the Terme Vigliatore river. To add to the horror of the scene, a dead calf lay rotting nearby.
Help was called and an animal rescue volunteer, Linda Li, showed up on the scene. She noted that the young canine remained in serious problem. His body was covered with hundreds of ticks and fly larvae and he remained in shock and dehydrated.