A dog is lucky to be alive after surviving almost a month at the bottom of a well near Estevan.
Seven-year-old Bruno is recovering after he was missing for about a month. His owners found him after one of their other dogs wouldn’t move from a spot in tall grass near a farm field while on a walk.
Cindy Billesberger, one of Bruno’s owners, said his paws were stuck in the mud but her son jumped in to rescue him.
“His eyes were sunk in, they were infected. Cuts along his eyes, all his paws – he’s lost pads. He’s lost fur off his back end and was just a mess,” she said.
Kristin Caldwell, chief of veterinary operations at Prairie Animal Health Centre in Estevan, said Bruno was “barely alive” when he was found.
“To be honest most of us don’t feel that he had more than a couple of days left in him,” said Caldwell.
“Most pets…wouldn’t have survived even half, a third or a quarter of the time Bruno survived.”
Bruno lost nearly half his body weight and suffered other injuries. The College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon is looking after him until he can go home.
When Bruno does get home, Billesberger said there’s a steak with his name on it.
With files from the Canadian Press