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This Husky Was Found So Malnourished She Looked Like A Skeleton, 10 Months Later She’s Unrecognizable
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This Husky Was Found So Malnourished She Looked Like A Skeleton, 10 Months Later She’s Unrecognizable

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Anyone who has ever visited the beautiful island of Bali will know that, stunning as it is, they do have a stray dog issue and it is quite common to encounter street dogs while walking around towns and villages.

While the government has a difficult job on its hands to keep things under control and prevent rabies outbreaks, shelters and citizens take matters in their own hands to give the poor, lost pups the best life they can possibly get. Bali is known for its Hindu faith, and one important figure in Hindu belief is Yudhishthira, a king who had approached heaven with his dog. Because of this, the common belief exists among many Hindus that caring for or adopting dogs can also pave way to heaven. A beautiful example of this is the story of a husky that was found on the street, sore-ridden and extremely malnourished, by the gentle soul that is Rico Soegiarto.

When Rico, 26, first encountered the pup on the streets of Denpasar, she had bald spots, and was so thin you could see her bones through her diseased skin. She didn’t have long left to live. Despite her condition however, her brilliant blue eyes still shone bright and Rico knew that he had to give the neglected pup a second chance. “I don’t know what was special about her,” Rico told Bored Panda. “Its about heart and feeling. I found her when I was on the way back home from work, she was in the middle of the street.”

And wow, what a second chance it was. After carefully nursing the husky back to health, with grooming, pet visits and plenty of good food, Rico shared the results of his beloved new pet’s transformation. It is simply astonishing! Now strong and healthy with a thick, lustrous coat and those same burning blue eyes, the husky clearly adores Rico and cannot keep her paws off her savior. “She loves getting petted and eats plenty of cookies!” Rico told us. “And she is so sociable that she worries me sometimes. There are many thieves in Bali.” She is safe now though with Rico, who has 4 other dogs and is a dedicated animal lover. So what did he decide to call his miracle pup that has survived such hardship? “Her name is Hope.”

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What a fitting name!  Scroll down to see the powerful pictures below, and let us know what you think in the comments!

This is the aptly-named husky Hope, who was abandoned and neglected on the streets of Denpasar, Bali

When Rico Soegiarto, 26, first encountered the pup on the way home from work one night, she had bald spots

And was so thin you could see her bones through her diseased skin

She didn’t have long left to live

Despite her condition however, her brilliant blue eyes still shone bright

And Rico knew that he had to give the neglected pup a second chance

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“I don’t know what was special about her”, Rico told Bored Panda

 “Its about heart and feeling. I found her when I was on the way back home from work, she was in the middle of the street”

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After carefully nursing the husky back to health, with grooming, pet visits and plenty of good food

 Rico shared the results of his beloved new pet’s transformation

She’s now strong and healthy with a thick, lustrous coat and those same burning blue eyes

She clearly adores Rico. “She loves getting petted and eats plenty of cookies!”

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Hope is now part of a happy family with Rico, his girlfriend and 4 other pups

Here’s how people reacted to the beautiful story

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh my. What a kind soul Rico is. That transformation is incredible. Many positive karma he will receive in return for bringing life back to those brilliant blue eyes.

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I just wish with all my heart it was possible for every abandoned, lost, injured, sick or abused animal, whatever species, to be taken in and nursed back to health

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is why I " borrow" strays and get them sterilized. They live more happily with less fights, and less homeless kittens and pups. I cannot physically manage to adopt animals just now, hopefully soon.

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varwenea
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh my. What a kind soul Rico is. That transformation is incredible. Many positive karma he will receive in return for bringing life back to those brilliant blue eyes.

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I just wish with all my heart it was possible for every abandoned, lost, injured, sick or abused animal, whatever species, to be taken in and nursed back to health

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Magpie
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is why I " borrow" strays and get them sterilized. They live more happily with less fights, and less homeless kittens and pups. I cannot physically manage to adopt animals just now, hopefully soon.

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