This small puppy had every cause to be skeptical and terrified 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 uploaded heartbreaking footage of the moment she came upon the lost puppy while travelling in Romania.
The terrified dog is shown racing toward Neagu when she comes to a complete stop, only to cower and weep as Neagu reaches out to her. The trauma the dog had undergone, it seemed, made 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 that moment:
“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. However, one thing is certain: her future has never looked better.
“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.”