Many wonderful animals in third world countries live terrible lives of desperation.
Three cheers for Oliver the Dog, whose rescue came just in the nick of time.
And a curse upon those who left Oliver to starve to death.
Lying on the ground and close to death, flies had already started to swarm around puppy Oliver’s body.
But just two months later, the pet was brought back to health after being rescued by by a charity in India.
Animal Aid Unlimited in India found Oliver laying underneath a car with flies all over his body after they received a call that a dead dog had been found.
However, when they got close to the puppy, they realised he was still alive although he was struggling to breathe.
A rescuer then managed to lift the dog up from the ground and wrap him in a blanket to take him for urgent medical help.
It was then discovered his body was dangerously cold and he had to be hydrated with hot water bottles and IV fluids.
Oliver eventually opened his eyes, but even then it was touch and go if he would survive as he had to be helped just to stand on his four legs.
He was then diagnosed with a raging respiratory infection and had to be treated with antibiotics.
But after two months of treatment and care by the staff at the charity, Oliver was soon back on his feet, running around his enclosure and playing with his carers.
Animal Aid Unlimited then posted a video on their Facebook page charting the dog’s progress from him being discovered close to death to his current state.
There are more pictures of Oliver at the source linked above.