Rescue
Tiny stray puppy clings to woman's arm and asks to be rescued
Maria Pangilinan
12.02.22

The war in Ukraine has greatly affected not only its people but also its animals.

The country is known to be pet-loving, with an estimated 750,000 dogs and 5.5 million cats as pets. Most families who fled from their homes at the start of the war left only holding the bare necessities, including their pets.

Inevitably, some animals are left behind. In one Ukrainian village, most animals aren’t spayed, and puppies are abandoned or left alone to roam around. Many volunteers and organizations help rescue these animals, including Love Furry Friends.

YouTube - Love Furry Friends - Rescue Channel
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YouTube - Love Furry Friends - Rescue Channel

The person behind Love Furry Friends is Olena, who lives in Ukraine and rescues homeless and abandoned dogs.

She then cares for them before helping them find permanent homes.

One of these rescued dogs is Misha.

She found Misha alone on an empty road while driving through her village. After stopping the car, she followed the abandoned puppy and coaxed him to come with her.

When she picked up Misha, he grabbed her arm, and it seemed like he was clinging to her and didn’t want to let go.

YouTube - Love Furry Friends - Rescue Channel
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YouTube - Love Furry Friends - Rescue Channel

She brought Misha to the vet, where they treated Misha for fever and diarrhea. They also fed the puppy, who quickly finished the whole bowl of food.

His rescuer even chose cute toys for Misha to play with at home.

YouTube - Love Furry Friends - Rescue Channel
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YouTube - Love Furry Friends - Rescue Channel

A few days later, Misha had his first bath in his whole life.

At first, he looked uncomfortable, but he began enjoying the tub after a few minutes.

During his bath, another rescue dog named Mona kept licking him and hovering around him. It looked like she was checking how he was doing and reassuring him that he was fine.

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YouTube - Love Furry Friends - Rescue Channel

After spending a few days with his rescuer and fellow rescue dogs, Misha transformed from a scared puppy to a happy and playful one.

Thanks to Mona and the other dogs living with them, Misha quickly learned how to socialize with people and other dogs.

He loved playing with his new owner, toys, and other dogs. Misha also walked around with his favorite toy in his mouth.

YouTube - Love Furry Friends - Rescue Channel
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YouTube - Love Furry Friends - Rescue Channel

Misha’s healthy appetite continued, and you can see that he slowly and surely started getting bigger.

The rescued pup also enjoyed a comfortable new life, watching bedtime cartoons, and getting a belly rub before sleeping.

Misha was also treated for parasites and got his vaccinations. He then received his veterinary passport and was completely ready for adoption.

YouTube - Love Furry Friends - Rescue Channel
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YouTube - Love Furry Friends - Rescue Channel

The next step was to hold a lovely photo shoot of Misha to show off his best angles and find the best family for him.

He looked adorable, posing among sunflowers and haystacks.

The photoshoot worked, and soon Misha was adopted by a caring family, officially starting his new life as a beloved pet.

YouTube - Love Furry Friends - Rescue Channel
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YouTube - Love Furry Friends - Rescue Channel

We’re not the only ones happy about Misha’s new life. The video has over 2 million views and counting.

One commenter said, “This little pup is experiencing true and genuine love. Thank you. Angels do live amongst us.”

Another said, “That puppy has the cutest face and ears! The adoptive family is lucky to have him.”

YouTube - Love Furry Friends - Rescue Channel
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YouTube - Love Furry Friends - Rescue Channel

If you would like to help rescue animals in Ukraine, please donate to Olena through her PayPal or Patreon accounts featured on her YouTube channel.

Watch the video below to see Misha go from a scraggly stray puppy to a healthy well-loved pet!

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By Maria Pangilinan
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Maria Pangilinan is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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