When people walked by this pooch on the streets of Montreal, he was mistaken for a bunch of trash. Rasta’s fur was so long and matted that it was over 50 percent of the pup’s actual size. After rescuers picked him up and gave him a bath and a close-shave, a beautiful Cavalier King Charles was revealed from that mess of fur.
Poor Cedar was found completely emaciated, and he lost all his fur because of stress. Luckily, rescuers from Paaws Antigua got to him in time. Now just look at that beautiful thick coat! What a handsome boy!
Xena was in rough shape when rescuers found her after she collapsed in someone’s yard in Georgia. Vets described her as the worst case they’ve ever seen. But after several months of foster care she flourished. She was then adopted by a family who have a son with autism. The two hit it off instantaneously, and she helped bring the boy, Jonny, out of his shell and help him communicate. She turned out to be a very special pup and the ASPCA even named her “Dog of the Year” in 2013.
Copeland wasn’t looking good when he was brought into the Austin Animal Center. He had a bad case of sarcoptic mange and an eye infection. You wouldn’t believe that this goofy doggo you see in the bottom picture started out as that poor puppy.
Rollo was a gorgeous pup and he turned into a gorgeous boy, but he was nonetheless a victim of abuse. His new parents explained that he was the victim of an “at-home crop job.” He was also born with a small deformity on his back feet. His owners, who were raising fighting dogs, thought that this rendered him useless so they practiced cutting ears on him.
A kind stranger found Kelsey wandering down the side of the road. She was suffering from severe mange, covered in fleas and completely emaciated. He put her in his car and drove her to an animal rescue league, where they worked night and day to turn her into the beautiful pup she is today.
Trio’s story has helped save so many other dogs like her. When she was just four weeks old, she was used as bait in a dog fight and she had her back leg bitten off. She was then taken in by a woman named Sue, who later formed the Trio Animal Foundation (TAF), which has in turn helped save so many lives. Trio passed away in 2011, but she has left an amazing legacy.
After Trio died, Sue of TAF found Bluebelle. She too was a pit bull with a massive injury to her back leg. Sue was immediately drawn to her. Sue decided she needed to help her. She was hospitalized and her recovery was so amazing that she didn’t even need to get her leg amputated. Bluebelle now has an incredible forever home.
Mocha is another dog that was rescued by TAF. When she was found, she had open infected wounds all along her back and a note was pinned to her collar that read, “Mocha = can’t afford.” She was adopted by this loving family and she couldn’t be happier.
Alex was rail thin when he was brought to the Southern Animal Foundation. Just look at those bones protruding through skin. He was barely surviving by feeding on twigs and rocks. Luckily, Alex made a full recovery and now he has a forever home.
There is a special place in hell for people who abuse animals. Hudson went through more horrors in his first few months than even the most unfortunate of people. Cruel humans used him as bait and set this puppy on fire. Thank God for TAF. They helped rehabilitate this baby, and now he has a loving home. Just look how happy he is with his new mommy.
This lovely boy (no official name) was found lying by the side of a road in India. A local rescue group, Animal Aid Unlimited, brought this guy into their facilities to care for him. At first, he was terrified of human touch and was completely sullen. He just stared at the wall and flinched whenever someone tried to touch him. But the rescuers showered him with love and care, and their persistence paid off. Now he nestles up to his saviors and has made a complete turnaround.
Iggy was found in Mexico suffering from a ghastly eye infection. Someone uploaded a photo of him on Facebook and his story touched so many people that enough money was donated to his cause to bring him over to the U.S. He received the medical care he needed and is now a handsome happy pup who likes to hang out with grumpy little pugs.
This little puppy named Libre was not supposed to make it. He couldn’t stand, he was all skin and bones, and his skin was so infested with maggots he gave off a “rotting smell.” But then he started making a miraculous recovery. He’s now on his way to becoming a healthy happy dog.
Police officers were called about what appeared to be a dead dog locked in a crate in Austin, TX. But when officers got there, they noticed that she was breathing, but just barely. She was covered in feces and her body temperature was so low it didn’t even register on the thermometer. When they brought her into the Austin Animal Center, they thought there was no chance she’d survive. But a vet technician named Elizabeth Mancera wasn’t giving up on her. She helped restore her to health. Mancera fell in love the dog, who she named Sophie.
“She’ll never miss another meal and she’ll never be cold again,” Mancera said.