Friday, December 09, 2011

Spokesdog Toha was Almost Dinner

Toha in her Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair with her adopter Dr. Antonino
Toha was literally almost dinner earlier this year before she managed to break free from being tethered by her back legs awaiting slaughter at a dog meat restaurant in Dili, Timor-Leste.  After dragging herself to freedom by her front legs, Toha needed emergency surgery to amputate much of what remained of her cruelly damaged rear legs. 

She was brought to and named after TOHA -Timor Oan Hadomi Animal - a non-profit organization focusing on animal welfare in Timor-Leste.  Toha has since become the organization's spokesdog and "living proof of the brutality we are trying to eradicate, of the essential good and forgiving nature of our canine companions and of the value of each and every creature's life."  You can read more about Toha's rescue, surgery and adoption by Dr. Antonino here.

Thanks to Dr. Antonino's lifesaving efforts and to support from the World Vets organization as well as a rescue discount on a Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair provided by, Toha has since made a remarkable recovery from this unspeakable cruelty.  Now, Toha is able to continue her important work on behalf of other animals in Timor-Leste.

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