Stray Dog Covered In Hundreds Of Ticks Gets A Second Chance At Life

When Korengo was first seen roaming the streets of Phuket, Thailand, no one knew what to make of the poor pup, who was absolutely covered in ticks.

Those who caught a glimpse of him during this time said it was one of the worst infestations that they had ever seen. Luckily for him, the good folks at Soi Dog Foundation were willing to intervene on his behalf.

Poor Korengo was just four years old at the time but he was in dire condition. We shudder to think of how this story might have ended if the rescuers had not found him in time. The ticks had done all sorts of damage to the dog’s body, as the parasites burrowed in further and further. By the time he was found, he had severe kidney disease.

Photo: YouTube/Soi Dog Foundation

The dog was weakened from this battle and did not have much more strength left. The anemic dog was covered in wounds, from his head to his paws, and how he managed to survive for this long is beyond us!

It’s clear that Korengo has more resilience than most and was able to make it through this awful situation with flying colors.

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Photo: YouTube/Soi Dog Foundation

Soi Dog Foundation was not going to give up on him, no matter what. Their rescue missions have saved numerous dogs in Southeast Asia over the course of the past few years.

Without their efforts, a sizable number of animals would have been left with nowhere to go.

Photo: YouTube/Soi Dog Foundation

You can visit the Soi Dog Foundation website to find out more about how you can help. Let’s not allow Korengo to be the only dog who is rescued from a life on the streets!

Watch his incredible rescue story in the video below:

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