Leida and her puppy Nelly

Leida and her puppy Nelly

 

Leida, a little girl who lives in a hut on the road near Denpasar, with her family without running water or a toilet.
Last month our Francesca stopped there to see a dog and found out that even living in misery, this little girl and her family welcomed that poor sick dog who arrived a month before at their place all on his own, They kept him with them and fed him every day, naming him Blacky. Sadly his sickness was getting worse and with help from BAWA who came to help Francesca they found out he had distemper… and must be put to sleep because he was starting to suffer.

During this time Francesca found out that little Leida wasn’t going to school because the family cannot afford the cost so she was helping her Mom who cooks rice and sells it with some other food to the workers in the area.. Leida was washing pan and plates with her (in the river).
Because such a sweetheart of a girl deserved to go to school (just like she had dreamed of) Francesca sponsored all the costs. It was the right gift for thanking her and her family for caring for Blacky even though they could barely make it on their own.
And so, last week Francesca rescued from the garbage 2 more puppies. Leida and her family quickly welcomed one into the family! Leida named the puppy Nelly, and the family built her an incredible dog’s bed made of wood, rattan with a roof next their hut!
Last Sunday BAWA came (thank you again BAWA!!) to vaccinate Nelly and make sure she’s safe and not infected by distemper like Blacky was.
here are photos of that day: Leida with Francesca and Nelly and the fantastic Dr Kadek from BAWA!