Dying puppy is nursed back to life with the help of some loving chimpanzees

Jenny and Jim Desmond know a thing or two about saving animals; they run the Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue in West Africa.

When Jenny was driving along the streets of a remote village in Liberia one day she spotted a tiny fur baby in dire need of help.

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She drove the dying puppy, called Snafu, back to the sanctuary and Jenny and her husband gave her the medical attention she needed.

But Snafu was in bad shape, not only was she starving, but had infections and worms so they kept a close watch on her, unsure if she would make it.

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Within days her eyes became brighter and her skin started to improve so the couple decided Snafu was ready to be introduced to the other sanctuary residents.

Little did they know just how well she would get on with the other residents.


The chimpanzees immediately fell in love with Snafu and not only loved her and helped her but were always on hand to be her fun playmates.

As Snafu got bigger and stronger the chimpanzees continued to keep an eye on her but could no longer cuddle this cute pup as they had done.


When Snafu was all recovered Jenny found her a forever home with her nieces in Colorado.

She’s now in a loving home with two sisters and a mom and dad that love her dearly and it’s all thanks to a sanctuary that cares and some loving chimpanzees.

Watch Snafu’s incredible journey and the friends she makes along the way in the clip below.

I’ve never seen chimpanzees interact with a dog in this way; it really is adorable and shows just how much these animals feel.

Please share if you also loved watching Snafu interact with the chimpanzees.