Help Pule: Dog Loses Leg from Hit-and-Run Injury

When in Manila, you will see stray dogs and cats everywhere. Although awareness of animal welfare and responsible pet ownership is rising in the Philippines, there are still many who are indifferent to animal rights or abusive towards animals. Every now and then, however, there are stories to help us regain our faith in humanity. The following is the account of a concerned citizen as she called upon the compassion of her fellows to help her save a stray dog that was hit by a car and left injured.

Help Pule, dog that needs amputation from hit-and-run injury

Pule is a stray dog that was hit by a car and left injured. When I met him, he was curled up in pain beside the road along Maginhawa Street in Teacher’s Village Q.C. Philippines. He was being mistreated by the parking attendant.

I noticed Pule while I was waiting for my ride. A parking attendant was about to hit him with a dustpan because he wouldn’t move out of the parking slot. I ran towards the parking attendant & told him that he can go to jail if he hits the dog. He tried to justify himself by saying that the dog was aggressive & would bite. I kept my cool and told him to be more compassionate.

Then Pule stood up & struggled to move to another spot. That was when I saw his broken hind leg. No wonder he would snap at people. He was in pain. I asked the people there if they knew who was his owner. They had no idea & said that Pule has been there for a week already. I had to go to another meeting so I left but not before begging the people there to to look after him. I told them that I will be back with help. When help came, Pule was nowhere in the area. We found out that someone tied a rope around his neck and dragged him to the barangay hall.

We can’t imagine how painful it must have been for poor Pule.

Weng Suzara of P.A.R.T. helped me get Pule from the barangay hall and bring him to Pet Project Veterinary Hospital. To help manage his pain due to the fracture, he was given anti-inflammatory and pain meds. When his blood test result came out normal, he immendiately underwent operation to amputate his hind leg. This is where I am knocking on your kind hearts. If you guys can spare any amount for his surgery, meds and rehabilitation… it will help a lot. Sharing this post can also be your way of helping.

Despite what Pule went through, he remains to be a sweet and affectionate dog. My hope for him is that he gets better and finds a loving family to shower him with kindness and affection. Special thanks to: Tanya Guerrero of CARA, Dr. Riza & Dr. Melay of Pet Project Veterinary Hospital and Weng Suzara of P.A.R.T.


CARA and PART are animal welfare advocacy groups in the Philippines. CARA stands for Compassion and Responsibility for Animals while PART means Philippine Animal Rescue Team. These groups promote responsible pet ownership, spaying or neutering, and adopting pets instead of buying.

Pule is not out of the woods yet. He needs continued medical care. His rescuers need help to pay for the surgery. wherever you are, you can be part of this story by donating via the link below. Pule thanks you in advance.


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