He works as a therapy dog at a local burn center ❤️️
Taka was seriously burned around three and a half years ago when he narrowly escaped a home fire while trapped inside. His life was rescued by the staff at Care More Animal Hospital in Martinez, Georgia. Due to the severity of his wounds, his family chose to turn him over to the veterinary clinic so they could assist him in adjusting to his new existence.
Taka’s mother, Crystal Lesley, a worker at Care More Animal Hospital, told The Dodo, “After he was burnt, he had a very hard rehabilitation.” It happened in phases. The initial phase took four to six weeks. He continued to have two wounds that wouldn’t heal after that, so the JMS Burn Center contacted me and begged for assistance.
Taka’s life has changed drastically from how it was before the fire. He has absolutely no depth awareness and very poor vision, making movement challenging for him. His burns have healed, but since they were so serious, the fur never came back in certain areas. Change may be frightening for him after everything he’s gone through, so his family adheres to a rigorous pattern to keep him feeling safe and at ease.
But none of it has made him stop moving.
Lesley said, “[He] is the toughest, bravest little fighter you will ever meet.” “Nothing can bring this highly feisty dog down. He enjoys living!
Lesley decided that people should meet Taka and hear his story once he recovered. She started taking him to a nearby burn center to visit and console all of the patients after having him trained as a therapy dog. He really adored it, as did every patient he saw who understood precisely what he had gone through.
The staff at the Burn unit adores Taka, according to Lesley. They want to pet him, take his photo, and learn everything there is to know about him. He undoubtedly makes their day happier. Taka got to walk around and help [give] them out to the kids since he is the protagonist of a new coloring book that was created and distributed by the burn center. He seems to adore it.
Taka hasn’t been able to perform as much therapy dog work as he once could since the epidemic began. His mother doesn’t want to overcommit him because he’s getting older and gets tired more easily. Nevertheless, he continues to uplift people through sporadic visits and his internet presence. He even gets to support other injured canines at the vet clinic where his mom works.
Taka has endured a great deal, yet he never lets it get to him. His family continues to be in awe of him every day.
Lesley said, “When you’re having a rough day or beginning to feel horrible about your life, look at Taka.” “He personifies strength,” He has significantly altered my life. He is what inspires me.