DOG OF THE MONTH
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Breed: common breed | Age: 5 months old | Female
Katiusa is a young female dog who was hit by a military vehicle. The road leading to our shelter is often used for military training, but there is a larger presence of heavy military vehicles after Romania’s Great Union Day, which is celebrated on December 1st. Great Union Day is a national holiday in Romania that marks the unification of Transylvania, Basarabia, and Bukovina with the Romanian Kingdom in 1918.
Every year, military parades, wreath-laying ceremonies, and cultural-artistic events are organized. On December 2nd, our caretaker, Vasile, witnessed Katiusa being caught under a military vehicle. Luckily, the wheel did not pass over her leg or body, but both were wounded. She suffered a deep laceration on her right hip and inner right leg.
Vasile immediately ran towards Katiusa, motioning to the drivers that she was under their vehicle. He picked her up and immediately took her to the Siavet clinic.
The vet cleaned and disinfected her gashes and stitched them up. Thankfully, Katiusa did not suffer any fractures and is now recovering in our sanctuary.