An animal shelter went great lengths to save a starving puppy. The transformation is incredible.
Barilla, the starving pup, arrived at a Spanish animal rescue center in Granada, Spain, one day. The dog was in such bad shape that the people at the shelter thought she wouldn’t make it. Her bones stuck to her skin and she couldn’t even walk, due to the lack of muscle in her body.
Eduardo Rodriguez, the owner of the center, didn’t want to give up on the pup. He was willing to do whatever it takes to nurture her back to life. He was told by vets that the dog had a very slim chance of surviving.
Eduardo told the Daily Mail,
“She’d been so starved of food and water when we took her in that all she could move was her head and her tail. She didn’t have any muscle mass. I’ve been rescuing dogs since I was a child and I’m used to seeing them in a bad way but I’ve never seen an animal in such a terrible state as Barilla. The vet said we were lucky we got her when we did because she might not have survived another night. We put her on a drip for six hours before we started feeding her. We made her a type of harness to help her walk so she could gain muscle mass because she couldn’t support her own weight.”
Barilla began her treatment. She began eating more and more. Soon enough Barilla was able to eat 5 to 6 times a day, and was even able to stand up on her own. Eduardo believes that she has eaten more food in the past few weeks than her entire first 10 months since birth.
“Her will to live was amazing and I felt a connection with her the moment I saw her. We’re inseparable now. She’s so intelligent and obedient. The first day I saw her I told my colleagues I was going to keep her and that’s the way it’s been.”
Take a look at the amazing transformation in the video below.
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