Meet Ikal (20230923-01)
Backstory: Ikal was rescued on June 7, 2022 after our shelter received a call that 2 dogs had been hit by a car on a busy road in downtown Merida, Mexico. He and the other dog were rushed to the emergency vet clinic where they were treated for trauma. Luckily, Ikal didn’t have any broken bones, but was unable to move (likely because he was in shock) and his left eye had popped right out of his head. Thankfully, the emergency vets were able to reposition his eye. Ikal was hospitalized for 15 days and his prognosis was guarded for the first week. He started eating, drinking and moving by himself after about a week. Apart from very limited vision in his left eye, he has made a full recovery.
Ikal’s favourite thing to do is crawl into his favourite cubby-hole in our shelter and chill. He gets along with other dogs - he lives in a pack of approximately 20 dogs, both male and female - but definitely prefers human company. He’ll have the odd play here and there with one of his doggy friends, but definitely prefers to chill out and relax. Given his traumatic past, he may not react well to busy, noisy streets, like in a downtown core.
Foster Comments: Ikal is a gentle, friendly, low-medium energy, easy to train dog. He is shy and timid at the beginning but soon becomes playful and confident. He loves cuddling and walking with people and enjoys long distance walking.