How a Stray Dog Life Changed After Meeting a Filmmaker Hiking Himalaya

Only true pros and adventurers dare to scale the treacherous cliffsides of the Himalaya mountains. Filmmaker and animal activist, Tim Gorski, was trekking up to the famed Taksand Palphug Monastery (also known as The Tiger’s Nest) in Bhutan when something stopped him dead in his tracks..

The Maya Foundation, Pinterest, Tim Gorski

Only true pros and adventurers dare to scale the treacherous cliffsides of the Himalaya mountains. Filmmaker and animal activist, Tim Gorski, was trekking up to the famed Taksand Palphug Monastery (also known as The Tiger’s Nest) in Bhutan when something stopped him dead in his tracks.

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A stray dog crossed his path. When he laid eyes on the poor dog, he knew exactly what needed to be done, and he knew it needed to be done fast. Lost and alone, the poor dog was on the brink of death due to a nasty case of mange. This deeply troubled Tim, who had been travelling for days to reach the monastery, and led him to put his original mission on hold…

Image Credits: Facebook / The Maya Foundation, Pinterest, Facebook / Tim Gorski

Apparently left to fend for himself, the sick mutt was missing around half of his hair after being ravaged by mange, a skin disease caused by parasitic mites. But thankfully help was on hand from Mr. Gorski, who called a local rescue group to save the unwell animal from impending death.

Transport was arranged with a local tour company to bring the dog down to the Maya Foundation’s Barnyard Bhutan Animal Rescue & Sanctuary (TMF). As soon as he arrived he got “the Barnyard Spa” treatment, meaning a haircut, bath and pedicure.

The Maya Foundation shaved most of his remaining fur off to treat the mange and gave him a small red shirt. That’s a trick many rescue centers use to not only keep a dog slightly warmer, but also to comfort a dog. Covering a dog’s chest can often provide a sense of calm for dogs in unfamiliar situations.

It wasn’t even two weeks under the care of TMF and his skin already looked smoother and healthier. And now the dog – named Tim after his rescuer – is the picture of health after making a full recovery. Just two weeks after being rescued, the group posted a picture of Tim looking great.

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