At the last second ...


When Wilson Martins Coutinho rescues a dog from the streets of Rio de Janeiro, most of the cases are horrible, the suffering unimaginable. But what happens to this little furball, is simply astonishing. The difference is like day and night.

On one of his normal tours through the city (tours where he tries to rescue stray dogs from the streets), he stumbled upon a little dog, whose case was  surely one of the worst he had ever encountered. The pictures alone will send a shiver down your spine.



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The little dog barely reached up to his knees, but the holes in his neck were big  enough to stick an entire finger inside. The  dog had been  doused in boiling hot water every day, suffering indescribable agony.



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The inflammation and irritation was some of the worst that he had ever seen. He named the little dog "Anja" and took  her away immediately  to offer  her some help straight away.

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The following  pictures are hard to bear, but this terrible affliction of pain  is what  this poor dog had to endure in its life. The only consolation is that a true animal friend  took this helpless creature into his  loving care.



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After arriving home, Anja was put under anesthetics and fell asleep immediately. Wilson finally began his important work.



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Disinfectants were given to Anja, and parts of her fur had to  be removed. It was the only way to be able to treat the wounds. What Wilson saw was  unbelievable.

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Following this, Anja was  treated for fleas and ticks and was then wrapped up in bandages.  

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When Anja  woke  up again, to help her get her strength back, she is  fed some  delicious dog food. The little dog's appetite gave  Wilson  the faint  hope he needed to know  everything would  be alright!

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And for the first time Anja fell asleep in a safe, dry home, lying on a soft blanket. The wounds wore  her out terribly and because she felt  so safe, she fell  asleep immediately.

Warning: some readers my find the next two pictures disturbing and  hard to look at.

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The next day, the wounds were inspected. But the shock really set in: maggots had settled deep inside the wounds. Wilson and his colleague had to remove them carefully.

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Disinfectant was applied again and even though only one  day had passed, the inflammation had already  reduced noticeably. Anja was certainly a real fighter!

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As a reward for her bravery, the rescuers gave Anja more delicious chow. Anja devoured the feast immediately, down to the last crumb.  

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Here wounds  were treated and washed every day.  Even the worst swelling under her jaw began to decrease. Thinks were looking up for Anja.

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And then something happened that no one expected:  Anja's wounds healed completely. The little fighter was so strong that hardly a scar remained on her flesh. Her  fur just needed  to grow back.

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Wilson adopted  the little dog, keeping her until she found  the perfect family. And as you can see, the little rascal had no problem staying with her rescuer for a bit longer!  

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A real heartfelt rescue effort. The world most definitely needs more people like  Wilson
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