The white Samoyed was discovered roaming the streets when he spotted the helpers and approached them with an empty can.
“He seemed to understand that the rescuer was here to help him,” explained the caption in a YouTube documenting the rescue, where the dog is seen approaching the stranger for affection.
It was apparent the pup was plagued with a bad flea infestation, but his helpers were still eager to help him find a way out of his plight.
They were even more charmed when they lept up to hug one of the rescuers and couldn’t resist bringing the pup back to the safety of their home.
Concerns grew when they noticed that the dog was unable to eat and sleep, however, suspicious that something may be wrong with his stomach.
After shaving off his hair to facilitate tests, it was revealed that the dog’s intestines were full of bones that urgently needed to be passed through the bowels.
It was clear that the pup’s healing journey would be a long one, so the good samaritans put a collar around his neck and a roof over his head to bring back a sense of long-lost security.
The samoyed was treated with medication to heal his digestive system. When the pup had his first bowel movement, doctors and the rescuers were overjoyed and it marked the beginning of this healing journey.
After 40 days of treatment, the dog was finally discharged from the hospital to embark on a new life of love and happiness.
According to RSPCA data, dogs continue to be the most commonly abandoned pets.
The number of abandonment cases grew significantly in the wake of the pandemic as fewer people had the means to take on the care of their pets.
With the cost of living fears persevering, charities across the globe are still grappling with the high volume of animals coming into the rescue centres.