This is D’Yaria. She was shot (she had 18 shotgun pellets in her body) and was taken from her home in Ecuador. She was only 11-months old. D’Yaria was paralyzed. She could only move her head and neck. Veterinarian, Maria Cristina Cely, from Darwin Animal Doctors, believes that farmers shot D’Yaria.
The farmers are trying to protect their cattle from jaguars. D’Yaria was shot, and then she ran.
Once she collapsed, some locals spotted her and called Darwin Animal Doctors for help. If she hadn’t been found, she would have died. Once D’Yaria was loaded up she was taken to Universidad San Francisco de Quito for treatment.
It was a five-hour drive. D’Yaria’s prognosis was grim.
If she did survive, Dr. Andres Ortega didn’t think D’Yaria would ever walk again.