“When I tried to stroke her by reaching out my hand, she cried out in fear,” Brearley said.
“We spent around an hour just sitting near her and feeding her biscuits whilst getting closer. Eventually, I was able to stroke her.”
Finally, they gained Moksa’s trust and Brearley carefully picked up the ailing dog and took her into the restaurant.
And that’s when it really started to dawn on them that this poor thing had had a very rough life:
“Seeing her just laying on my lap, so exhausted and content after being so fearful of us an hour before, was quite emotional,” Brearley said.
“It made us wonder how long she had been alone, and how much she wanted affection from humans, but had most likely only had unpleasant experiences.”
Then the heroic animal-loving duo dialed up BARC (Bali Dog Adoption and Rehabilitation Centre), and the team there immediately agreed to help Moksa.
BARC tries to rescue every dog that needs assistance in Bali, especially those poor pups who have been forced to live on the streets.
The ancestry of the Bali dog stretches back 5,000 years so in fact, these animals should be treated as national treasures. Sadly, however, there are still some very evil humans out there.
Anyway, BARC sprang to action and immediately took Moksa straight to the vet, where the doctor did indeed confirm the dog’s pitiable condition.
The good news is that Moksa got the care she needed and now lives in a loving foster home. The foster mom, Cari Dziadowicz, just adores her freshly rescued companion: