• Compassionate Paws International

Rafaela – left in the street bleeding and with a severe eye infection.

Updated: Jul 20


Rafaela was picked up after someone reported a dog with a severe eye infection and who was bleeding from her reproductive area. She had been living in a square in Havana’s old town for months or years and had delivered multiple litters of puppies.


She was taken in by CPI’s, Sarah Morris, who provided 10 weeks of chemotherapy treatment for a TVT (transmissible venereal tumour) that was causing the bleeding. Thanks also to the Spanky Project who happened to be visiting Cuba at the right time, Rafaela was also seen by a consultant ophthalmologist vet from Canada who diagnosed an auto-immune eye disease which continues to be a problem but is less severe.


Rafaela now resides in a loving home where she receives the comfort and care that she deserves. Her care continues to be financially supported by Sarah personally.



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