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An earth angel for a poor “kariton” pup

Do you believe in angels?

I do.

On January 28, an angel in human form named Barbara (Barbi) Francisco gave a puppy who lived in a wooden  kart or "kariton" a better chance at survival.  I call  him  the “kariton” pup while Barbi named him Epi.

Barbi adopted the cute brown puppy a few hours after reading my post for help in the group page of  Save Animals of Love and Light (Save ALL), an animal welfare group of which I am a member.

An earth angel  for a poor “kariton” pup
"Kariton" pup lived on the side of a busy street in a wooden cart with his mom Whitey.
I was so overwhelmed by gratitude that I hugged her when we met up later that night for the adoption of the puppy.

The puppy's mother is Whitey, an aspin tied to a wooden cart  24/7 along a busy street in Quezon City, at the back of Quirino Memorial Medical Center, popularly known as Labor Hospital.

Whitey's owner was a "mangangalakal" or scavenger who sells  recyclable materials to junk shops. He would leave Whitey and Boomer, another dog, tied to his  cart  day in and day out. The owner's wife visited and fed Whitey and Boomer once in a while.

I would pass by these poor dogs on my way to work twice a week, feed them, and take them on walks on the days that I am in the area.

An earth angel  for a poor “kariton” pup
Mommy Whitey (left) always met reporter (author) Pam with a smile whenever she  passed by. Whitey and Boomer (right) were tied to the wooden cart 24/7 and were given food and water only when the owner or his wife could visit. 
Whitey gave birth the day after Christmas to four puppies. Two pups were given away by the owner and one was unfortunately eaten by the big rats  in the area. Only  Epi was left with Whitey then.

The place is not safe for any exploring puppy, thus  I called for help in the Save ALL group page.

God must have heard my pleas for help for Epi, the “kariton” puppy, Boomer and Momma Whitey.

An earth angel  for a poor “kariton” pup
"Kariton" pup gets adopted by furmom Barbi (right) a few hours after reporter Pam (left) asked for help for them online.
On that same day, the owner's wife was there and I asked for permission to have the puppy adopted.  I also asked her to allow Mommy Whitey to be adopted  by the same person so she can still nurse the one-month-old pup. She gave her consent.

Everything worked out for this lucky pup as Barbi, who  rescues dogs and cats as well, adopted both  Epi and Mommy Whitey.

With the puppy and Mommy Whitey out of the “kariton world,”  the owner’s wife said she could now bring Boomer, the black and white dog, to their new house come mid-February. She said that the house needs a dog.

An earth angel  for a poor “kariton” pup
The sad situation of Mommy Whitey and pup Epi before their adoption.
Everything just fell into place.

Epi found a safe, warm and loving forever home with his furmom Barbi. He was reunited with his dog mommy, Whitey, a week later. Boomer will be brought to a safer place next week.

It was very heartwarming to see  puppy Epi running towards his mama Whitey and immediately trying to suck milk from her when Barbi went back for Whitey. It was a happy moment for both dogs. They can now be assured of a safe and loving home where there is food and clean drinking water everyday. 

An earth angel  for a poor “kariton” pup
Pup Epi ran to his mom Whitey when they were reunited a week later and immediately sucked milk from her.
Thank you furmom Barbi for opening up your loving home to them.Thank you  Save ALL for providing a venue for such cases.

All in a day's work with God's providence.

About the Author: Pam I. Claveria, an animal welfare advocate, has a propensity for rescuing cats, kittens and dogs, either stranded or abandoned, along busy street islands. At present, her eleven cats and five dogs keep her busy aside from the occasional animal rescue "work."

Topics: wooden kart , kariton , puppy , Save Animals of Love and Light , Save ALL

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