For animal rescuers, some stories are truly heartbreaking, which makes such work ever more important and needed in the world. This was the case for S.N.A.R.R Animal Rescue Northeast, who recently came across a five-week-old puppy subjected to some of the worst cruelty anyone can image. Investigators believe that acid was poured over the pup’s face, injuring him so badly that both of his eyes needed to be removed. The acid burned off part of his nose, whiskers, and injured his lip as well. Despite his condition, this little dog is simply grateful to be alive and now, he needs a family that will give him the life he deserves.

Einstein may not have his sight, but it’s clear to see that he has plenty of love to give.

This pup is now safe in foster care and learning what it’s like to be loved (and spoiled!).

Just from that little head nod, you can tell he’s a total sweetie.

It’s absolutely heartbreaking that anyone could harm an innocent animal in this way, but we’re grateful that rescuers like those at S.N.A.R.R. are there to offer a glimpse of kindness for a dog that has known only cruelty in his short life. Rescuers are hoping Einstein will find a home where his family will not be gone for long hours and can handle the challenges of caring for a blind puppy. To donate or apply to adopt Einstein, click here.

All image source: S.N.A.R.R Animal Rescue Northeast