Animal Aid Unlimited, a stray dog rescue organization located in India, is used to saving animals in desperate need of care, but nothing could have prepared them for this particular rescue.

The rescue team found a dog at the bottom of a pit, where he had gone to die. The dog, which they named Kalu, was missing a large part of his skull and from what they could tell, one of his eyes as well. Covered in dirt and maggots, his wound had mostly likely been infected for a long time.

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In most cases, a dog like Kalu would be euthanized because of the enormity of their suffering. However, moments from euthanasia, something about Kalu’s spirit convinced rescuers to fight for his life with everything they had.

This is where Kalu was found.
Kalu, the Dog Who Was Found Without a Face, Makes an Incredible Recovery

With a large wound that exposed his skull, Kalu had most likely crawled into the pit to die alone. 

Kalu, the Dog Who Was Found Without a Face, Makes an Incredible Recovery

But rescuers would not let him die. Something about Kalu’s spirit told them that they needed to give this dog a chance. 

Kalu, the Dog Who Was Found Without a Face, Makes an Incredible Recovery

After a procedure to remove the maggots and clean the wound, rescuers made sure that he was always comfortable. After three days, started to eat from the hand of a rescuer.

Kalu, the Dog Who Was Found Without a Face, Makes an Incredible Recovery

After five days, Kalu’s left eye appeared.

Kalu, the Dog Who Was Found Without a Face, Makes an Incredible Recovery

And three months later…

Kalu, the Dog Who Was Found Without a Face, Makes an Incredible Recovery

…Kalu would not have lived if not for Animal Aid Unlimited! But just look at him now! 

Kalu, the Dog Who Was Found Without a Face, Makes an Incredible Recovery

Although this dog might have given up on life, rescuers never gave up on him.

Kalu, the Dog Who Was Found Without a Face, Makes an Incredible Recovery

 

Kalu’s amazing recovery teaches us that even animals who have experienced the worst forms of trauma can go on to live happy lives with a little help from kind people.

To see the full video of Kalu’s incredible rescue, watch below. Be warned, the images of his injuries are very graphic:

All image source: Animal Aid Unlimited/YouTube