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Man ‘Caught Glimpse’ Of Animal Lying Motionless With An Ache In His Eyes

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on October 31, 2023

In the heart of a bustling city, a story of compassion and resilience unfolded, just as Michael, an ordinary passerby, found himself on an extraordinary journey one fateful day. As he strolled home, wrapped up in the daily hustle and bustle, Michael’s keen eyes caught a glimpse of something amiss out of the corner of his eye. He turned his head to see a dog lying motionless on the cold asphalt. Concern etched across his face, Michael rushed over to the pup, whose eyes appeared to ache.


The sight that met him was heart-wrenching; the dog was emaciated, his ribs protruding through the thin layer of fur. But what struck Michael the most was the dog’s refusal to eat or drink, which he knew was a silent plea for help. Worried for the dog’s well-being, Michael knew he couldn’t leave the poor creature there to suffer. He reached out for support, calling a local animal rescue group, who acted promptly. Eldad and his assistant Loretta were dispatched to the scene.

The shelter staff had tried to make contact with the dog earlier, but it seemed as though the pup was trapped in a world of pain, fear, and despair. Eldad and Loretta saw in those eyes the depths of suffering. They knew they had to act quickly. With calm and soothing voices, they approached the dog, whom they would later name Antonio. With a sense of trust, they harnessed him without resistance. Antonio’s gaze remained locked onto Eldad’s eyes as if he understood the hope these strangers were offering.


They loaded Antonio into their rescue vehicle and raced him to the veterinary hospital. The initial examination raised more questions than answers. Still, the X-ray revealed a shocking truth: Antonio had severe internal bleeding, the result of a powerful impact, likely a car accident. The veterinarian knew time was of the essence. Antonio’s internal organs were severely damaged, and without immediate surgery, his life hung in the balance.

A team of dedicated medical professionals worked tirelessly through the night. Antonio’s resilience was astonishing. He had fought hard to survive, and it had paid off. The surgery was a success. Weeks turned into months, and Antonio’s strength and spirit prevailed. His journey from a life on the streets to recovery was nothing short of miraculous. The day finally came when he was declared fit for adoption.


A kind couple, Sarah and James, welcomed Antonio into their home. He found solace and love in their arms, becoming a cherished member of their family. The tale of Antonio is a reminder of the extraordinary transformations that compassion and care could bring, turning a life once marked by suffering into a story of hope, love, and resilience.

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