Dog found too weak to move, in a dirty puddle covered in maggots – defies all odds and survives

It’s distressing enough seeing animals on the street trying to survive in the face of so much danger but seeing a homeless animal which can no longer look after itself is really tough.

In India there are 30 million stray dogs with some areas encouraging vigilantes to kill them, as per a Washington Post article. This compares to the U.S. which has around 70 million stray cats and dogs.


One stray dog in India was so hungry she became weak and couldn’t move. She had collapsed in a muddy puddle of water, surrounded by trash, when rescuers found her.

She was in a shocking state, emaciated, and covered in maggots. The maggots had eaten her eye and there were holes in her legs where the maggots had also started eating, it was a disturbing sight.

Youngest KAW family member Jeevith and oldest Chinki captured together โค๏ธ.

Posted by KAW – Kannan Animal Welfare on Sunday, August 2, 2015

With no way of standing and the state she was in, this dog didn’t stand a chance unless animal rescuers took her and even when she was rescued her chances of survival were slim.

A passerby took a picture of the dog and posted it on social media where it caught the attention of Kannan Animal Welfare, based in Uttah Pradesh.

The dog, called Jeevith was rushed to the hospital where she was put on an IV drip for a few hours. It then took weeks before the dog was able to stand again.

Not only did she require medical attention but also physical therapy and as she became stronger her beautiful blonde coat started to grow back.

This beautiful baby found a forever home overseas and she looks like a completely different dog. I can’t believe the transformation.

Watch her incredible road to recovery in the clip below.

Thank goodness this sweet dog was rescued and was able to return to her beautiful self again. Whoever adopted her is one lucky person.

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