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Animal rescuers work around the clock to save countless dogs from a life of abuse and neglect. The stories don’t always have happy endings, but that doesn’t deter rescuers from giving their all to the next animal in need. Take for instance, Detroit Dog Rescue, who recently shared a powerful story highlighting why rescue work is so important.

When Oscar the Pit Bull mix was first found, he was living in a filthy dumpster with another canine. “He had scars all over, infections, parasites, and was Heartworm positive,” Detroit Dog Rescue shared on their Facebook about the injured dog.

But Detroit Dog Rescue didn’t give up on Oscar. They provided treatment for his heartworm, as well as enrichment so he could slowly learn that not all humans are awful, and found him a loving foster home where he can further recuperate.

And look at Oscar today! He now has a best friend in his foster home (who coincidentally looks just like him!), and is finally learning what it means to be loved. Plus – the German Shepherd found with Oscar has already been adopted!

Oscar’s inspiring before and after wouldn’t have been possible if not for the selfless team behind Detroit Dog Rescue. “We give our dogs months, years, devotion, compassion, and relief from the lives they once knew,” the group shared on Facebook.

Feeling inspired to help homeless animals in your area? Rescuing, fostering, and adopting animals is one of the most satisfying experiences a person can have. Knowing that because of your small effort an animal will have a fair chance at a decent life is powerful. For more ways on how you can get involved to help save animals, click here.

Please, always speak up when you see an animal in need! If you happen to come across a dog or cat, or any other animal in need, check out these Animal Rescue Hotlines. You could help save a life, just like Oscar’s!

To learn more about Detroit Dog Rescue and how you can get involved in their mission to help needy dogs, click here.

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All Image Source: Detroit Dog Rescue/Facebook