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Rusty the abandoned Husky!

December 20, 2017
by Team RESQ

A breed known in India for two things only: Beauty and Vanity, Siberian Huskies are slowly gaining popularity amongst the public in India.

Almost every person who lays eyes on a Siberian Husky dreams of having one as a pet, without taking into consideration the huge amount of responsibilities that come along with owning a Husky.

As the name suggests, these dogs are originated from Siberia, a place with a low temperature throughout the year. While Huskies are capable of sustaining extremely cold weathers, they can also adapt to warmer climates if looked after with care. Chronic skin infections and breathing problems are very common in these breeds, as the weather in India does not suit them. If these health issues are not taken seriously, they can spread and become much worse, most often leading to the death of the animal.

People who rush into the decision of owning a Siberian Husky often find it difficult to cope with their chronic health issues, and frequently end up leaving the dog to get rid of it. These dogs then go from owned to abandoned in minutes, not only risking their physical health but their mental health as well.

One such abandoned Husky is Rusty.

Found by the ResQ team in Pune, this boy was wandering the streets all alone with a severe skin infection spread all over his body. He was rushed to the RESQ Centre late at night and we began treating him right away. What started as a small rash, has now spread all over his body causing his hair to fall and skin to infame. 

Rusty receives medicated baths and skin lotions frequently to reduce the inflammation on his skin. He loves going on long walks and is always eager for treats. One would feel that being abandoned must have taken a toll on his emotions, but Rusty proves otherwise. He is a very affectionate and trusting boy. We expect him to take at least 6 months to a year in order to recover fully.



Rusty is full of life and needs all the love he can get. Drop by the ResQ Centre and spend some time playing and cuddling with Rusty.

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