There seemed to be nothing wrong with the dog lying on the street very near Poveda School along EDSA.
Her body condition seemed fairly okay for a street dog.
What puzzled rescuers was the fact that the animal could not move even when they used food to lure her into a kennel cab. In the end, they had to carry her after she was successfully muzzled.
After being examined at the clinic, the dog's affliction became more clear. There was a bullet inside her that needed to be removed.
Once the bullet was extracted, the dog's recovery was a speedy one. Barbara is a playful dog who wants to make friends with everyone.
Barbara was adopted by the Mejino family!
Below is an email from Barbie's new family.
Hi Anna and Cha,
Just want to share some photos of Barbara - who now goes by the name "Barbie Yarbie" :). She had her "first" haircut and deworming today at the vet. Her doggie sister, Winky, was with her.
So far, Barbie has adjusted well. At first, she barely looked at us and was extremely shy so the first time that she actually barked and approached us was an extremely happy moment.
Now, she and my dad are inseparable. She likes taking long walks around the village and adores Holistic Recipe dog kibble.
She's extremely sweet towards the whole family and gets along well with Winky the dachshund.
The first two photos (the one with the doggies waiting at the door and the one with Barbie lounging in the rug) were taken prior to Barbie's haircut. The rest of the photos were taken after her haircut. We got her a nice pink shirt as well.
My sister calls her "her Malibu Barbie". :) We especially like the photo of Winky "kissing" Barbie :)
We'll try to visit PAWS with Barbie soon.
We're really happy that she joined our family. :)
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