9 amazing before and after photos of rescued dogs
For many of us, it's not an uncommon sight: a scrawny and sickly dog wandering alone down the road, obviously lost or abandoned. With the exception of the Netherlands, stray and abandoned dogs are a major problem in most countries around the world. While the Dutch have enacted laws and policies designed to encourage pet adoption, which has reduced their stray dog numbers to nearly zero, most other countries have no such policies—resulting in an exploding canine population. In America, shelters are overflowing with stray and owner-surrendered animals, and usually, the end result for these unfortunate abandoned and neglected pets is euthanasia.
For the dogs lucky enough to be adopted or rescued by a no-kill organization, they frequently make remarkable transformations once they finally start to receive loving care from their new owners. While they may have started as terrified, deathly ill, or emaciated, now these happy and healthy pups hardly resemble their old selves. Let's take a look at some of the most amazing (and heartwarming) tales of transformation when these dogs were given a new lease on life.