A couple on vacation from Liverpool, England decide to spend thousands of pounds to save a stray puppy they found while exploring Barbados.
Georgia Harding and her companion, Sam Blackburn, frequently chose holiday spots that offer stunning natural beauty and exciting things to do. Despite the fact that they enjoy a good thrill now and then, they prefer peaceful times when they can either do something they enjoy or simply be still and reflect.
For this trip, however, he had to change his schedule to take care of a critically injured animal that needed him in Barbados.
They drove all around the island looking for her and finally found her when they came upon an abandoned puppy. They made a definite choice to bring the dog inside. The two people saw the scared dog, now named Simba, quivering and shaking, and they pulled over to aid the animal.
His extreme thinness made his skeleton obvious, suggesting he hadn’t eaten in days. Fear gripped him, yet he lacked the wherewithal to flee. Some section of his body was obviously wounded, as he was in excruciating pain anytime he attempted to move.
Georgia and Sam were disturbed by what they saw and felt compelled to assist him in some way, so they loaded him into their car and drove him back to their lodgings.
The Liverpool Echo reported what Georgia had to say.
The vet said he wouldn’t make it past the first 48 hours because the ticks were eating him alive, but we were able to save him.
The pair acted quickly to get the dog the attention it needed, and although it was costly, the dog’s health came first.
And Georgia added
Over time, his confidence grew, his health improved, and it became clear that he still had a chance.
It was first necessary to nurse Simba back to health, as doing so would have prevented him from being placed in a foster home, and then it would be possible to look for a permanent family for him. Realizing they couldn’t leave him to chance, they took him back to Liverpool with them. It was the best option they had at the moment.
Reply from Georgia
I couldn’t find comfort anywhere, and I couldn’t bear to be apart from him. She was able to return with us to our house because of the help, care, and fixing that we gave him.
There was a lot of paperwork involved in getting Simba to the UK, but they were prepared to deal with the hassle. Although it was difficult and costly, they were able to get them in the end so that Simba could begin his voyage.
Simba was quarantined for 21 days after arriving in the UK per standard security measures; nevertheless, he was released from his detention a week ago and allowed to return home.