Bali, Indonesia may seem to be quite a paradise. It has plenty of beautiful beaches and green areas that many people visit there each year. However, it is also home to quite a huge number of stray dogs. These dogs do not have enough to eat while living on the streets and so they are malnourished.
Most of the people in Bali are Hindus. Their belief is that when they adopt dogs, they also help themselves move to heaven when they pass away. They may think that lives are sacred but they are not doing anything to help these animals.
Rico Soegiarto is one of the people in Bali but he has a different story. One day, he met a malnourished dog that was skin and bones. He felt sad for the dog and decided that he should take the animal in. He couldn’t decipher the breed because of its state. The dog that was skin and bones also had very little fur remaining.
Rico took the dog home and named him Hope. He took care of it and fed it and gave it a bath. In a few weeks’ time, fur started to grow on the dog. Her skin also started showing signs of health. Her weight also improved – she has gained some pounds and made her look a lot better than when Rico first took her in. It was during that time that Rico found out that Hope was a husky.
Hope is very thankful that Rico rescued her. She also loves being with Rico and she is no longer skin and bones. She would be with him as long as it is possible.
Rico’s love and care also helped Hope break the walls she built around herself. She now shows people that she is a friendly dog. She also has adapted quite well in Rico’s house where Rico also has four other pet dogs.
Source: My Pets