This Story Of A Man Rescuing An Abandoned Dog And Nursing Him Back To Health Is Incredible
Wilson Martins Coutinho, known as Protector Wilson, has dedicated his life to helping protect animals who have been abused, injured or mutilated. Pictures from one recent rescue show the process of nursing a dog back to health from the brink of death. The rescue is extreme. The dog’s “before” pictures, posted onÂ RedditÂ by HeySupFrank,Â are completely heartbreaking. But the pictures of the recovery will restore your faith in humanity.
WARNING: the picturesÂ show extreme gore and are not for the squeamish.
The abandoned dog was found living in a makeshift home. He had cardboard, newspaper, a tarp above him, and some food left in plastic containers. Someone was apparently trying to care for him, but it wasn’t nearly enough.
His haunches were completely torn up, with large bruising and significant exposed flesh.
He appeared extremely emaciated and malnourished.
This close-up of his injury is just painful to look at.
Still, it appeared his spirit was intact, as he allowed Protector Wilson to pet him and show affection.
Protector Wilson carted him off from his miserable home.
Loading him into the car to get immediate medical attention.
Even the dog’s posture warrants pity, as he stares into the distance.
It appears as though he can barely support his own weight or is in too much pain to stand properly.
Here he is getting a little more affection from the animal protection crew.
Treatment is starting. It appears Protector Wilson is cleaning the wound and applying ointment.
He’s covering the wound with ointment.
Then he gets all bandaged up to protect the area.
The worst picture of the bunch. Don’t worry, it gets better from here.
The dog’s posture looks a little better as he goes for a walk.
He’s getting used to his new life, excitedly gobbling up some treats.
In good, loving hands and on the road to recovery.
The area is beginning to heal. There’s more skin covering his hindquarters, and the gaping wound is looking much better.
Here’s a close-up of some of the stitches necessary.
Recovering after surgery.
Putting more stitches in place.
Here’s the area after some healing time. Just a little left to go.
The poor guy was hooked up to an IV, but still appeared good-natured. He trusted his saviors completely.
His temporary area.
What a tiny wound! Making great progress.
The boy chows down on a giant bone. He’s filled out already and his ribs are no longer protruding.
Here’s the very happy dog, surrounded by his veterinary team and looking thrilled.
He’s getting some more much-needed love from Protector Wilson. No complaints there.
Giving a wave and a big smile to the camera.
It’s hard to believe this beautiful, kind dog is the same one they found nearly dead in a cardboard box.
And a big hug and kiss for him, while he shows off his healthy tummy.