This small puppy had every cause to be suspicious and scared after being abandoned on the side of a lonesome road.
Despite her tragic ordeal, the pup’s instinct to trust and love never left her.
Georgiana Neagu, an animal rescuer, recently released heartbreaking footage of the moment she came upon the lost puppy while travelling in Romania.
The terrified dog runs toward Neagu as she stops her car, only to hide and howl as Neagu reaches out to her. The trauma the dog had undergone, it seemed, left her skeptical that anybody would treat her gently.
But, once protected, the small puppy bloomed, licking Neagu as if to thank him for letting her feel safe enough to be her sweet self again.
Here’s a video of the moment:
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“When I saw her, I knew I had to get her,” Neagu told The Dodo. “Every shattered heart may be healed by unconditional love. In my arms, she felt protected.”
It’s unclear how the dog got himself in such a dangerous situation. But one thing is certain: her future has never been brighter.
“Her name was Paula. “She’s a lot of fun, and she’s attached to my shadow,” Neagu explained. “She’ll stay with me until she finds a permanent home.” She’s around 11 months old and a bundle of joy.”