Do you have a box of tissues handy? You might want to get some before reading this story! But don’t worry, you’ll be crying happy tears.

When Trio Animal Foundation (TAF), a non-profit animal rescue organization based in Chicago, Illinois, got a call about a dog named Eastwood who was living in horrendous conditions, nothing could prepare them for what they were about to see.


Eastwood was emaciated, had a gut full of metal and bones, was unable to fully urinate on his own, and had a skin condition. His system was beginning to shut down and he needed to be hospitalized.

For two months, TAF treated Eastwood, including medical care, medication, and emotional support. 

Because of TAF’s dedication, Eastwood made a full recovery. Look at that happy boy! 

A woman who had followed Eastwood’s story from the beginning knew she wanted to give this pup a forever home. She happens to be a vet, and when she met with Eastwood, it was love at first sight.


When it was finally the official day of adoption, Eastwood immediately recognized his new mom. See how happy he is to see her! 

Eastwood has officially left the city of Chicago and is now living the life of luxury in a quiet suburb.


If this isn’t the purest photo on the Internet, we don’t know what it is. Happy tears!

No longer living in a dangerous neighborhood, he will never hear gunfire or be abused ever again.


What an incredible before and after. Cheers to you, Eastwood! 


We are so thrilled for Eastwood and his new family! Sadly, there are still many cases of animal cruelty that happen every day and it’s important to know what to do if you ever come across a situation of animal abuse.

There are signs to look out for when identifying animal abuse and neglect. It’s also good to remember that law enforcement and animal control departments highly advise against citizens taking matters into their own hands. As much as it angers you to see an animal being abused or neglected, you could end up putting yourself in a dangerous situation when confronting an animal abuser or trespassing on someone’s property to rescue an animal.It can take more than reporting animal abuse to the authorities, so to help in prosecuting the abuser, the best thing you can do is document the details, dates, and times of any incidents and contact animal control immediately. By speaking up for the voiceless, you have the power to help a dog just like Eastwood.

To learn more about the amazing work Trio Animal Foundation does, visit their website. And don’t forget to share Eastwood’s uplifting story with everyone you know!

Image source: Trio Animal Foundation/Facebook