Homeless dog in shocking condition found just in time – sheds a tear when rescuers arrive

Eliel was a homeless dog who was in such poor health and had suffered so much he was frightened of humans.

A Good Samaritan spotted him in a terrible condition on the streets of Honduras and couldn’t rest until he was in a shelter getting the help he needed.

He spent six hours trying to gain his trust, until he was able to secure him and get him to animal shelter Rescatistas De Animales Villanueva Cortes. (Animal Rescuers).

Lo logre 🙌🏼🎉 después de más de 6 horas en andar detrás de él, le di 200 lps a un joven para que me lo agarrara y GRACIAS…

Posted by Rescatistas De Animales Villanueva cortes on Friday, August 14, 2020

Eliel was only a young dog but in his short life had experienced such neglect that he was suffering with a skin condition which had left him without fur.

A Facebook post on the nonprofit’s website read: “He tested positive for Ehrlichia and Anaplasma (both diseases caused by ticks), he was full of parasites, and his skin was full of mites.

actualización de #eliel, salió positivo a ehrlichia y Anaplasma, estaba lleno de parásitos, y su piel estaba llena de…

Posted by Rescatistas De Animales Villanueva cortes on Friday, August 21, 2020

“Eliel has an injured leg and in a month will need an operation. And most importantly, this little boy is only a year and a half old and it hurts that at such a young age he suffered so much indifference and mistreatment from humans.”

Thankfully the shelter got him just in time and were able to give him the treatment, love, nourishment and shelter this poor animal deserves.

#Eliel tiene su cita para cirugía el día viernes 🙏🏼 por favor necesito el apoyo para poder hacérsela, eliel tiene…

Posted by Rescatistas De Animales Villanueva cortes on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

His transformation has to be seen to be believed. From the lifeless, furless animal that first arrived at the shelter to the sparkly eyed, energetic dog with a shiny coat, is truly heartwarming.

Sadly now he needs an operation on his back leg which is fractured and animal heroes are appealing for help to fund the procedure which is said to cost 7,855 HNL ($319).

I’ve never seen a dog in such a terrible state before, it’s heartbreaking. I’m so glad Eliel was found in time and I pray the money can be found for his operation.

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