When rescuers at Rudozem Street Dog Rescue in Bulgaria received a post on their website about a street dog in need, they immediately sprung into action. A concerned resident in a nearby town notified the rescue team after seeing a dog that was on the brink of death. The poor pup was completely malnourished, and if she didn't receive help, she would surely die.
What they saw when they arrived on the scene absolutely broke their hearts.
It didn't take long to track the poor dog down. She was clearly in a lot of pain.
If the dog had any hope of survival, she'd need immediate medical care.
As you can see, her time on the streets took a dangerous toll on her health.
Even though she was nearly crippled after months of neglect, the strong pup did her best to regain her strength.
She had a long road ahead, but her determination inspired rescuers to name her Khaleesi.
Once she was strong enough, they gave Khaleesi her first bath.
Even though she'd known nothing but heartache, she welcomed affection from the strangers that would quickly become her friends.
Before long, the pup started coming around.
With a little help from these amazing rescuers, Khaleesi finally got to experience what life should be like for every dog.
She had to spend a lot of time with the local vet, but she was kind and patient throughout the entire process.
First, they made sure that she received all of her vaccinations.
She even got a sweet cast for her broken leg! I'm sure all of the other dogs at the shelter wanted to sign it.
What a cutie!
After a while, her coat started to grow back.
Check out the rest of her transformation!
Can you believe that this is even the same dog?
Rudozem Street Dog Rescue is a nonprofit Bulgarian foundation that rescues sick and abused street dogs, rehabilitates them, and finds them loving homes. Please help them care for more dogs like Khaleesi by donating today.
To learn more about this amazing dog, read her whole story here!