A puppy, now named Zora, was found unconscious by the side of a very busy intersection. People who saw him first thought he was already dead because he was almost completely motionless. But when a Good Samaritan noticed he had labored breathing, Marija Momirovic, an independent rescuer, was called to the scene.
Marija drove for more than an hour to get to where Zora was. Once she had him, she gently scooped him up and placed him inside her car. She rushed to get him to the emergency vet in town.
The rescuer thought Zora was a homeless dog that was hit by a car. It’s pretty common for stray animals to get into an accident, after all. But when the vets finally had the chance to thoroughly examine him, the heartbreaking truth was unveiled.
Zora wasn’t hit by a car. Instead, someone purposely hurt him by hitting him in the head. Maybe, someone didn’t like him and wanted to get rid of him.
The poor puppy, barely a few months old, was comatose. He suffered from internal bleeding and surgery wasn’t an option to save his life. All the vet could do was support him with IV fluids, pain meds, and some other pills to lessen the swelling of his brain. It was all up to him to survive.
He was in a precarious condition and the vets couldn’t tell when he’d wake up or if he ever will again. Surprisingly, on the second day of his treatment, Zora opened his eyes. He was so weak that he couldn’t even hold his head high but he managed to eat with some help. And on the third day, he stood up and walked again.
Marija kept a close eye on Zora 24/7. She provided him with utmost care and ensured he had everything necessary to get better. She saw his determination to live so she supported him all throughout his recovery process.
About a month and a half since his rescue, Zora was back on his feet. He regained his ability to walk and move freely. He proved that he’s a true warrior and that no form of life issue can bring him down.