Nyirdi's journey in life started when he was born in the wild, he's first few weeks seen him being cared for by both his parents and other members of the pack , they all played a vital role in raising him, until he became orphaned after taken from his den in the Pilbara WA, at a very young age.
Sadly he was serverly neglected by the people that took him from his wild habitat. At less than 5 weeks old he was surrendered to our local veterinary clinic where the staff nurtured and cared for him until he was well enough to be rescued.
Returning a missed call I'd received from the Vets, I was asked if I could rescue a dingo, with many years of understanding and hands on experience with dingoes , there was no hesitation on my behalf . Here was the tiniest wild born baby dingo hiding, full of fear, unfamiliar surroundings, in the corner of a cage. So frightened he couldn't bare to get eye contact. I took him in my arms cradled him close to my chest our bond was immediate he tucked his little head under my arm to hide from the Klings and klangs of the human world.
He spent the next 4 weeks with me, bonding, gained confidence, each day he shined with more and more personality, but still extremely timid around people he didn't know.
DNA testing by UNSW confirmed he is pure dingo with no dog genes present, such exciting news for the Pilbara and knowing that mainland Australia still has pure dingoes in the wild.
Nyirdi started with vomiting and diarrhea, he's deterioration was rapid, with Parvo virus endemic in the Pilbara I waisted no time and rushed him off to the vets. My worst fears for him were confirmed and he has been diagnosed with Parvo Virus and ironically the very day before his appointment was booked to have his Parvo shots, he became ill.
He has had no vomiting and diarrhea for four days now, He refuses to eat, I syringe fed him last night and I watched his little body trying to vomit but he fights that and manages to keep it down.
The length of time he needs to stay in hospital is uncertain at the moment and with this in mind all the help with fundraising would be more than appreciated.
Both Vet and I know he will do better at home with me but can't take any risks with him , as intravenous medication is so important for him.
I've done everything possible to make him feel secure with a cardboard box as a makeshift den so he can hide his shy little self away from the unknown, I visit him frequently each day and given him my clothing for familiar scent of his human mum.
Nyirdi's journey into this world has not been any easy one for him. He's a fighter, a little battler and a true Aussie trooper.
There's a huge void here, home is not quite the same without him and I'm missing him dearly.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read about Nyirdi's Journey . I hope you can help with funding and share Nyirdi's campaign to assist him in his recovery
- Helen Sloan
- Luisa Calandra
- Beth Muller
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