Not to be discouraged, on the night of October 3rd, intrepid volunteers Joe Claret and Daisy Medel set out to make the rescue. They found the dog on Real St., corner North Road, and they subsequently named him " Reno. " You can see from the photos how extensive Reno's injury was. It seemed that his snout was inflamed with two gaping holes on both sides of it. We can only guess what caused the injury, perhaps an act of cruelty or maybe it was a bad accident. We know that nature will heal itself, but sometimes she needs a little push either by the hand of God or a human---or both.
Joe and Daisy took Reno to the clinic of Dr. David Arceo, another blessed soul and champion of animal rights, where Reno is still undergoing treatment and rehabilitation. The initial prognosis was bleak, but as Joe said, " Let's all cross our fingers and hope for the best for our dear friend Reno, that he gets well and recovers soon. He deserves more in life and let us pray that he can get that chance to live it better and give us too, a chance, to make his life better. "
UPDATE : Oct. 22, 2008 Reno is doing well according to a text message from Dr. David Arceo. The doctor was amazed that a presumed blind eye is now viable seeing eye. Reno is now on the second cycle of chemo therapy and the lump ( on his snout?) is now smaller. Reno is still thin but he has been dewormed and exhibits a good apetite. He has less discharges and therefore, less odor.