This tiny puppy, now named Joao, had spent his entire life as a victim of horrific brutality. He had been malnourished, abandoned, unloved, and forgotten about for a long time. ilovemydogsomuch writes
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As he wobbled around, trying to fend for himself, every rib and bone protruded from his pint-sized physique.
When staff at the shelter saw him, they felt they had to take him in, regardless of whether they had the space. Thankfully, they did, and they immediately began treating him.
Joao was badly emaciated, anemic, his mouth was bruised, his body was covered in wounds, and he had diarrhea and vomiting on a regular basis.
As they continued to treat him, he began to eat food on his own, which was a good sign that he was fighting.
After receiving the best care from the vets around the clock, the little pup continued to fight and prove everyone wrong.