Eduardo Rodriguez discovered a starving canine on the streets of Granada, Spain. Eduardo was certain that even if he did everything he could for the dog, she would still die. It seemed impossible in the state her body was in; the 10-month-old was so thin that her bones protruded from her body, so thin she could barely stand, so thin it was expected that her organs would fail. But that’s not what happened, not even close.
He instead brought the dog he named Barilla to his rescue center. Barilla only weighed 16 pounds, so the staff hooked her up to a drip. They created a special harness that allowed her to walk while still supporting her own weight so that she could gain muscle mass. As the weeks passed, Barilla began putting on weight. Her bag of bones body began to fill out. Eduardo was stunned.
“I’ve been rescuing dogs since I was a child and I’m used to seeing them in a bad way, but I’ve never seen an animal in such a terrible state as Barilla,” Eduardo told Daily Mail. “I look back at photos of her after we rescued her and pictures of her now and she looks like a different dog. We’re inseparable now… I was in a state of shock when I first set eyes on her. The vet said several times during her recovery that he’d never seen such a swift transformation and that most normal dogs would have died.”
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