Rescue stories

How wounded animals overcome their injuries and trauma's

February 2022 - This is the story of Troy

Troy was found by a friend of Dalida, abandoned and hit by a car. He couldn't walk proper and he needed a hip fixation and an artificial knee so he could have a normal life. He went to the clinic of Belgrade for the operation of his knee. It all went very well for Troy. He got therapy as he needed to  learn how to walk again. 


Unfortunately on September 21, 2022, Troy  died, totally unexpected and without any symptoms or illness, After an autopsie the vets concluded that he must have died from a stroke. 

January 2022 - This is the story of Ivy

Picture left Ivy at home with Dalida - Picture richt Ivy with her favorite vet at the clinic.

This lovely cat was brought to the clinic by a man who saw that another man was hitting her. Dayony from Stichting Save a Stray gave her the beautiful name, Ivy. Poor Ivy was in a very bad condition. Her pelvis and both legs were broken, she was full of urine and feces because she couldn’t pee or defecate due to pain, her abdomen was also injured. Ivy was successfully operated; in both of her legs pins were installed and injuries were operated. The most important thing is that she has gone through this. She stayed a long time at the clinic as her recovery was a long process. She had to learn to walk again and got therapies. 

December 2021 - This is the story of Noel

Picture upper left Noel May 2022, upper right March 2022, below left Noel as he was found December 2021.

Noel was saved from the streets in December 2021, just before Christmas. He has been at the vet clinic until Februari 2022. Dalida about Noel: "This is definitely one of the worst cases of suffering that I have ever seen. The dog was skin and bones. He suffered from demodicosis - demodex, his skin was badly inflamed, there were open wounds all over his body, he was dehydrated and starved, his eyes were inflamed." Noel got many treatments and medications and it took him a long time to recover he had to stay at the clinic for weeks. After his body recovered Noel had another challenge: to overcome his mental trauma's. But he is doing that so well, just step by step. At one point Dalida and Meliha were allowed to touch Noel and be more close to him.

2017 - This is the story of Bella

Bella was saved in 2017 after her hind leg had been ripped off by a car. Her recovery took months but she has fully revcovered. Bella is now a happy and healthy dog. Months of therapies, medications, vet bills, sleepless nights have given results.


This was the awful wound Bella was found with.

2015 - This is the story of Tiko 

Tiko was found as a little puppy in 2015 and had so many health issues. Badly injured legs and a neurological disorder and then he also got demodex. Although he is disabled he is full of life and very playful boy.

Tiko had been hit by a car when he was found and he had two injured legs.

Then in the summer of 2015 Tiko started to shake and was diagnosed with a neurological disorder that gave him difficulties with his movements.

And finally he also got demodex in November that same year. And he still needs special food, but he is not fond of that, and medication. 

On these pictures you can see how Tiko suffering from the skin disease.

He is fine now as long as he gets his medication and supplements to keep up his immunity. 

2013 - This is the story of Andy 

 Andy was saved as a puppy in 2013. He suffered from such severe demodex that he lost his tail. It took months to help him recover. 

Some months after Andy was rescued he became sick again. His lymph nodes were bigger then normal, because of some inflammation in his organism. Inflammation is a protective attempt by the organism to remove the injurious stimuli and to initiate the healing process. The vet said that the inflammation was a consequence of problems with immunity and demodex. 

Now, many years later Andy lives at the shelter and he is happy dog. However he always will be in need for extra vitamins, supplements and skin care in order to keep his skin healthy.

Rescue stories

How wounded animals overcome their injuries and trauma's