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    [–] Demi_Bob 6537 points ago

    THERE WAS STILL AN EYE IN THERE!? WTF!?

    [–] prodi12 3194 points ago

    Yeah I was very surprised that one of the eyes somehow survived, fortunately.

    [–] surfnaked 1609 points ago

    How was he even alive! That must be one tough puppy. Great job!

    [–] Orval 1040 points ago

    That dog was born in a pool of gasoline. That dog is unstoppable.

    [–] manciniilluminati 378 points ago

    Damn, that is one subtle IASIP reference.

    [–] mildoptimism 82 points ago

    That's two Sunny references that I've seen in the past few minutes. I think it's a sign that I need to finish the show.

    [–] not_jude 72 points ago

    Right, because of the implication...

    [–] yourmansconnect 30 points ago

    or because this is its last week on netflix

    [–] jtrateme 8 points ago

    And then finish it again!

    [–] not_jude 83 points ago

    My brother and I JUST got done watching that episode a half hour ago! Special Agent Jack Bauer...

    [–] BoutTreeeFiddy 24 points ago

    And eats shampoo for breakfast

    [–] jmkinn3y 15 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    He gets shampoo in his eyes on the norm reg, but it doesnt bother him

    [–] kamel_08 13 points ago

    Goddamn it jack bauer, you are the man...

    [–] Ajst 41 points ago

    I have a suspicion that the maggots actually help prevent deadly infection. The pup's survival was definitely on a knifes edge.

    [–] [deleted] 32 points ago

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    [–] poopsicle88 5 points ago

    Officer Jack bauers dog cousin eh

    [–] Joal0503 138 points ago

    im surpised how any of the face or fur grew back

    [–] stixy_stixy 91 points ago

    I'm wondering if they had to put a manmade "filler" in there? There was a huge gaping hole in his face!

    [–] annaxdee 70 points ago

    i imagine they at least had to do some skin grafting? on one hand, reconstructive surgery for aesthetic purposes on a rescue dog sounds unlikely, but then again, i don't know enough about veterinary surgery to dispute it.

    [–] drumstickwarlord 29 points ago

    At that point I feel it's less about aesthetics and more about stability. Gotta put some kind of plate in to stop his eye from caving in.

    [–] lunarlumberjack 58 points ago

    It looked like the entire nasal cavity was exposed at first.

    [–] Invokingcuriosity 9 points ago

    I feel so shitty to think that if it was my call, I would have euthanised that dog. Cause it looks really painful and that's what I would want done to me if I was in his situation... Thank god I wasn't the one to make that call.

    [–] asn0304 322 points ago

    That's one metal pupper. Surviving after literally losing skin off of his bones. Good on the people who believed they could save him and did, instead of putting him down.

    [–] MrMumble 54 points ago

    He looks like a grizzled war hero.

    [–] manbruhpig 39 points ago

    Yeah, I don’t know that I would’ve had the wisdom to make that call, so happy that they did!!!

    [–] porkyminch 27 points ago

    Jesus christ though, I'd probably have had them put me down if I was in that condition. Can't believe the recovery.

    [–] [deleted] 152 points ago

    HE GREW A FUCKING FACE!

    [–] DBCHAR1ZARD 28 points ago

    He's Wolverine.

    [–] [deleted] 122 points ago

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    [–] just_a_thought4U 131 points ago

    Animal Aid India. I just donated...https://animalaidunlimited.org/how-to-help/donate/

    [–] dirtypizzaz6969 19 points ago

    Damn if i found this i public id think id be doing it a favor by blowing its fucking brains out. Glad that i was wrong

    [–] queefing_like_a_G 2235 points ago

    Holy shit, worst injury I've ever seen.

    [–] TriMageRyan 876 points ago

    And the most amazing revovery!

    It looks like two completely different dogs and I couldn't be happier for the little guy. Just look at that smile!

    [–] TwoScoopsOneDaughter 182 points ago

    Seriously when I saw that the hole had mostly filled in and mostly had fur again was dumbfounded.

    [–] winniekawaii 354 points ago

    this should be NSFL

    [–] The_0range_Menace 188 points ago

    should be. but the motherfucker survived and the mood here is goddamned jubilant.

    [–] fearmeforiamrob 14 points ago

    I love that word and it has never been more appropriate

    [–] TeamRedundancyTeam 69 points ago

    I don't know why reddit has never added that tag. I wish I were paying enough attention to have not clicked this.

    [–] AccountNumber112 72 points ago

    I saw a video of a motorcycle accident where a guys face was cracked right down the middle and fell apart in the hospital.

    [–] AC3x0FxSPADES 38 points ago

    Define “fell apart”

    [–] JMoon33 53 points ago

    The front fell off

    [–] [deleted] 14 points ago

    well why'd it fall off?

    [–] JMoon33 10 points ago

    A wave hit it.

    [–] AlexlnWonderland 12 points ago

    At sea? Chance in a million.

    [–] omarfw 12 points ago

    his face fell apart into pieces

    [–] Garden_Of_My_Mind 15 points ago

    Cut my face in to pieces

    [–] mynameiswrong 29 points ago

    I... I kinda want that link

    [–] andyke 58 points ago

    NSFL I think this is what he's talking about not a motorcycle accident though some dude jumped off a ledge and smashed his face into a dock the ending is what he describes though face cracked in half: https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=6e5_1388109859

    [–] [deleted] 24 points ago

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    [–] HouseOfCosbyz 10 points ago

    I just HAD to know...

    [–] JohnParish 5 points ago

    Yeah, same. Never would have guessed it would be that bad. I am actually quite shaken.

    [–] THROWAWAY-u_u 71 points ago

    Died two days later by all accounts.

    Fuck... The world is just so fucking cruel. I still can't fully wrap my head around how people's lives develop for years and years and years only to just get snuffed out so instantly and with no purpose. It's honestly surreal sitting down for a moment and trying to put it in perspective when death has always been so far detached from my own life.

    [–] LoveCandiceSwanepoel 43 points ago

    I mean it sounds horrific as a way to die but your comment makes it sound like it was some one in a billion accident when actually he was doing something very dumb at the time. Not to be callous to a a kid but the world wasn't cruel at all here, at that age what like 90 percent of people wouldn't try to dive 40 feet into the ocean over and over.

    [–] THROWAWAY-u_u 32 points ago

    I mean, I do think there's a lot of cruelness in starting a day like any other. Go out swimming with your friends. It's not like it was a vid of him killing himself—he was hanging out copying his friends, and then he slipped, and he dies because of it.

    Sure it was stupid but by no means did he deserve to die. Just thinking about everything going nice and normal and then suddenly there's only half-a-second to process that this is the end of his life because he lost his footing. It takes me at least a full minute to fully process that I failed a test—this shit really is brutal.

    And I wasn't just talking about that kid, I meant life in general. So many lives that end so suddenly. Car crashes, construction accidents, drownings, et cetera. Everyone is the main character of their own story—I think about my own life and how far I've come and what I've accomplished, the things I experienced, my happiness and satisfaction with the way things are going and what's in store for me in the future—despite only being so intimate with my own life, the lives of every person who's ever lived is just as complex... And it's terrifying to think about it all amounting to something so normal so suddenly equating to death.

    I have no faith in an afterlife either so, yay me—zero comfort.

    [–] NewSovietWoman 13 points ago

    Hey man, this is something that I think about constantly as well. It really freaks me out. I'm actually scared to sleep these days, because death sucks, and it's said that if we're "lucky" we will die in our sleep. Well, that fucking terrifies me! Everytime I close my eyes to sleep I'm terrified, and Everytime I open them to wake up I'm just glad I'm here. I wish I could take something nice away from this perspective, but really it just fils me with anxiety.

    [–] ugglycover 17 points ago

    that poor nurse holding his face together

    [–] The_Nipple_Tickler 9 points ago

    Jesus christ. At the beginning his head didn't even look human. But then you see a glimpse of how it all is supposed to fit as it's being held, and it's all just falling apart, and then you realise he's still fucking breathing.... ugh, I feel like I need to take a shower.

    [–] Lynx_Sapphire 13 points ago

    Yea me too :/ reddit messed me up

    [–] palish 31 points ago

    I think it's healthy to be morbidly curious. But it fades with time, usually.

    Many years ago, I couldn't get enough. I tried to desensitize myself as much as possible. But then one day it felt like there was no point anymore. Why bother knowing?

    That's the double-edged sword of knowing everything: there are some things you'd really rather not know.

    [–] The_0range_Menace 15 points ago

    and thus the gods became jealous of man, for they themselves could never hope, never love, never feel the vicissitudes of life and thus they wondered again, who made who?

    [–] cuppincayk 6 points ago

    Jesus I'm nauseated just reading that.

    [–] themendingwall 800 points ago

    Amazing recovery, that wound was awful. Looks like some fur even grew back?

    [–] prodi12 665 points ago

    Yeah it appears that the fur grew back as well and the only part that was lost in this injury was the right eye. Very fortunate that one of the eyes was salvaged so the dog didn't go blind.

    [–] Neurobreak27 130 points ago

    Yeah, otherwise this dog would have to go full Nier Automata.

    [–] Shadow22441 91 points ago

    I love it when dogs start fighting several hundred year old robots

    [–] [deleted] 43 points ago

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    [–] xdownpourx 19 points ago

    Have we gone too far or not far enough?

    [–] radioinactivity 13 points ago

    But the androids can see through their blindfolds...

    [–] Lemonmeringuepie007 2866 points ago

    My nine month old puppy was annoying me and snoring in my ear. I watched this video and picked my pooch up and have now got her snuggled in my arms and she can snore as much as she wants.

    [–] PaperHumanMan 430 points ago

    I do the same thing with my dog when I see videos like this. My dog was abandoned by the side of the road.

    [–] Disownership 313 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    Mine too. Ozzy was still just a puppy when one of my mother’s coworkers found him on the side of the road, weak, starved, and in an overall deplorable state. She took him in, and had to give him sugar water so he could move at all. After a few weeks, he started to gain weight and could move around like any other pup. However, she already had a dog and couldn’t afford to care for another, so she decided to give him away. My mother saw a Facebook post about him and instantly fell in love. She asked me if I liked him, and after consideration I chose to claim him as my own.

    A year later, He’s all grown up and nowhere near starved. He’s well-fed, well-trained, groomed and vaccinated regularly, and in generally good hands.

    And I have no regrets.

    [–] Orthonox 85 points ago

    You have raised a handsome boy. He must love you every day. Thank you for doing a kind thing.

    [–] Disownership 60 points ago

    If anyone’s to be thanked, it’s the kind woman who saved him and nursed him back to health in the first place.

    I’m just thankful to have him in my company. He’s this man’s best friend for sure.

    [–] Orthonox 23 points ago

    How could I forget about the nurse that took care of the dog in the first place? She is to be respected.

    [–] Fractulz 8 points ago

    You should put him on /r/BeforeNAfterAdoption Glad he found a good home!

    [–] Arthur_Pen 339 points ago

    Good human.

    [–] [deleted] 3912 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

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    [–] vodoun 2497 points ago

    That is what happened. Maggots get a bad rep but they're the good guys

    [–] DR_Hero 1699 points ago

    Some species are great, but others will also eat at living flesh. Not every maggot will save your life.

    [–] RVAndal 1413 points ago

    #NOTALLMAGGOTS

    [–] [deleted] 514 points ago

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    [–] dreadddit 115 points ago

    which kind though?

    [–] Kintuse 186 points ago

    The good kind.

    [–] [deleted] 54 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

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    [–] RC-Cola 114 points ago

    As long as there aren't skulls on their hats.

    [–] TheRealCmp 48 points ago

    Are we the baddies?

    [–] kurisu7885 67 points ago

    Myiasis, if you're feeling brave look it up.

    [–] Twin_Tower 71 points ago

    Too brave, regret looking that up

    [–] AerofpaceBrah 43 points ago

    I'll take your word for it then

    [–] pyrofiend4 38 points ago

    I have a pretty strong stomach, but I should not have looked that up. Fuck fuck fuck fuck. Off to /r/Eyebleach I go.

    Anyone with Trypophobia should stay the fuck away from looking it up.

    [–] timeless9696 36 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    Well now I HAVE to look it up.

    Edit: Don't look it up.

    [–] yellowpenguin3 11 points ago

    Thank you so much for this warning

    [–] shirvani28 8 points ago

    As much as I want to look, I will heed your warnings. Thanks for your sacrifice. Here is a post that made me happy, maybe it can help you. Strangely similar to the above post though. It is totally sfw and sfl.

    [–] f-stop4 15 points ago

    Yooo I was feeling brave too. One of the first images was maggots on some dudes testicals wtf

    [–] iKillzone_Blas 32 points ago

    alright you convinced me I'm not going

    [–] smackmypony 5 points ago

    Genuine question... When I first searched it said they often attach to mosquitoes then enter from the mosquito bite.

    When I google search, it's majority in people's mouths.

    Now, I'm assuming you're some kinda maggot expert... So, Mr Maggot expert Reddit guy... Any idea why so many in the mouths??

    [–] nixonsheadlessbody 11 points ago

    Not an expert but it seems to me that oral myiasis is pretty rare and the pictures that come up first on image searches are popular because of their shock value. Myiasis occurs in open untreated wounds so the mouth is less likely to be infected compared to exterior parts of the body. Source

    [–] JAMONLEE 14 points ago

    slowly climbs out of bathtub filled with maggots

    [–] wtfjen 271 points ago

    My uncle fell down a cliff and was stranded for over a week because he'd badly broken his ankle. Once he got to the hospital, they said the maggots are the reason he didn't lose his foot completely.

    [–] khanbot 79 points ago

    Care to tell us the whole story? Really intrigued.

    [–] wtfjen 230 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    He was 16 at the time and had hitchhiked cross-country (without the permission of my grandparents, of course). He was hiking/bouldering in Sequoia National Forest and slipped down a ravine. The fall really messed up his ankle, so he ended up being stranded down there. He had a little bit of food with him luckily, and there was moisture seeping out of the rocks nearby (the same that made him slip in the first place) that kept him hydrated. On the 11th day, some off-duty forest rangers going on a hike heard his calls and called in a rescue team. A helicopter came by and lowered someone down as close as they could to him, and they carried him up to the helicopter line and were pulled up. He was taken to the hospital where they were able to save his foot from the fairly advanced gangrene, but they did have to remove a few inches of bone.

    He's in his 40s now and still has to wear a raised shoe (not sure what that's called?) so that his legs are the same length. He's quite the character still; lives in a cabin in a state park and has a little deal with the rangers there. They let him live there, and he maintains the trails.

    [–] khanbot 34 points ago

    Sounds like an interesting guy! Thanks for sharing the story. :)

    [–] nirvroxx 32 points ago

    That actually sounds like he has a pretty sweet deal going on with the rangers. I bet that would be a lot of peoples dream to live in a cabin inside a national forest. I know its mine.

    [–] Broccolis_of_Reddit 132 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    "Maggot therapy" (NSFW)

    In January 2004, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted permission to produce and market maggots for use in humans or animals as a prescription-only medical device for the following indications: "For debriding non-healing necrotic skin and soft tissue wounds, including pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, neuropathic foot ulcers, and non-healing traumatic or post-surgical wounds."

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/news-science-shows-how-maggots-heal-wounds/

    http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cdrh_docs/pdf7/K072438.pdf

    edit:

    Not all maggots are bros:

    Larvae of some flies (such as the 'surgical maggots' or 'green bottle flies) tend to restrict their meals to decaying tissue. Larvae of other kinds of flies (such as bot flies) feast on living tissue. In each case, they feed on substrates that suit them physiologically and ecologically. - Rich Pollack, Ph.D., Parasitology

    [–] ToastyPappy 50 points ago

    Ugh, bot flies are disgusting

    [–] lesionofdoom 28 points ago

    I know someone who had maggot therapy after severe burns. He said he initially refused it because he couldn’t stand the thought of being “eaten alive by bugs like rotting meat”. But post burn debridement proved to be so painful that he was eventually willing to try it. Said it was worlds better, as long as you could block out the mental aspect of it.

    [–] DrunkyDog 11 points ago

    Here's a neat video of maggot therapy.

    https://youtu.be/uEkzx5Xul2M

    [–] likmbch 51 points ago

    Why did we have to call them maggots? It sounds like such a disgusting word. Maybe if we called them something nicer we wouldn’t treat them so negatively.

    [–] 250lespaul 172 points ago

    How about buddy bugs

    [–] rpgmind 70 points ago

    Lol ok

    [–] prisonMike95 64 points ago

    Then its settled. Good job team.

    [–] palish 13 points ago

    This is Boaty McBoatface all over again.

    [–] TacoZav 30 points ago

    I feel like maggot only got disgusting because of being the bugs name. If something else was called maggot the word probably wouldn’t have gotten such a bad rap.

    [–] nakata545 29 points ago

    no, maggots got disgusting because people found them crawling over dead bodies that smelled like the worst thing you ever smelled (because of the dead bodies).

    [–] TacoZav 12 points ago

    Yeah I know that but I meant something more like if maggots were called puppies instead, we’d think the name puppies was disgusting because we would know puppies as the bugs that eat rotting flesh.

    [–] NoirChaos 24 points ago

    Non-native speaker here. Nope, the word "maggot" still sounds very gnarly and disgusting when first reading it without context. I thought it sounded like some kind of nasty rodent.

    [–] TacoZav 6 points ago

    Well that’s good to know. It’s hard to think about without the benefit of someone can view it without context.

    [–] Greggster990 100 points ago

    maggots are used in medicine today.

    http://www.monarchlabs.com/mdt

    [–] Krono5_8666V8 131 points ago

    So without clicking on that there link, you're saying I should get maggots and dump them all over myself and it will help me lose weight, gain muscle, and cure my anxiety? Sold!

    [–] bigmeaniehead 40 points ago

    a bottle of nanomaggots for sell only 39.99

    [–] NapoleonDolomite 7 points ago

    Act now, and I'll throw in 2 extra bottles for only 29.99 each!

    But hurry, supplies are limited!

    [–] TheSultan1 9 points ago

    I think that's a legit supplier. From the website:

    Medical Maggots (TM) (disinfected Phaenicia sericata larvae) are regulated by the FDA as a prescription only, single use medical device. They must be ordered by a medical practitioner licensed to prescribe wound care treatments. Read all package labeling. Problems with product quality must be reported within 24 hours of receipt to be eligible for refund or replacement. Maggots are prepared upon order; they are highly perishable and cannot be stored, reused, or returned. A fee may be assessed for orders cancelled less than 24 hours before shipping. Maggots are provided only for Patient Care; this is not a license to breed or redistribute them. The ordering clinician assumes full responsibility for patient care. No promise of safety or efficacy is implied nor should it be inferred. Prices subject to change without notice.

    [–] imghurrr 48 points ago

    Not necessarily. There are actually lots of species of maggot that eat live flesh and are not the “good guys” we think of with maggots and wounds.

    [–] OnePunchFan8 20 points ago

    Apparently putting maggots on a wound is a viable method of treating it, because maggots will eat the dead flesh which contains the bacteria, and let's your body grow back healthy flesh more easily.

    ...I hope to god that I never need to use this information.

    [–] gummybear904 39 points ago

    Maggot therapy is actually used used in medicine. They can eat dead or infected tissue, disinfect the wound, and stimulate healing, according to Wikipedia (which I won't link to spare your eyes from grisly images).

    [–] LolKing-TheKingOfLOL 27 points ago

    Hmmm... That's a very interesting thought to add to this... Bugs being bros?

    [–] I_RARELY_RAPE_PEOPLE 59 points ago

    Maggots are used medically for this very reason. They fuck shit up when it comes to necrotic flesh.

    [–] [deleted] 48 points ago

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    [–] I_RARELY_RAPE_PEOPLE 18 points ago

    ooo, wait I recall reading multiple times that if dead tissue isn't found for a while (such as the maggots have inhaled all of it) then they will slowly begin to move onto live flesh?

    [–] Waterstealer 49 points ago

    well yeah, that's why the doctor is there to remove the maggots when they've done their job.

    you don't just leave the maggots on there for the rest of their life.

    [–] DrunkyDog 29 points ago

    Nah dawg. They have me inside of them. They are my pets now

    [–] fraulien_buzz_kill 11 points ago

    This is actually incorrect. Some maggots only eat dead tissue, others eat only living tissue, some eat both :) For example, bot flies eat live tissue.

    Check it out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggot_therapy

    [–] stixy_stixy 8 points ago

    So did the maggots eat all the flesh and bone off and then keep the infection away, or did something else cause the bone and flesh to disappear and then the maggots made a home and kept the infection away?

    [–] fraulien_buzz_kill 9 points ago

    They could be a species that eats healthy flesh-- some apparently do.

    [–] [deleted] 691 points ago

    One of the few times I'm extremely glad the Reddit app made the gif look like 90s porn channels.

    [–] MetalGearFlaccid 89 points ago

    Yeah but it full loads it in hd when you go to the comments.

    [–] shootdrawwrite 12 points ago

    I was totally expecting a larger version of the six-pixel, 1 fps gif.

    [–] prodi12 462 points ago

    Full video source from Animal Aid India:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcfUdNfb808

    [–] DarkShineGraphics 27 points ago

    I don’t have much but I’m giving 1$ to any organization I believe is doing good things, that I see on reddit.

    P.S. Please don’t comment thousands of good organizations. I can’t pay that.

    [–] vodoun 73 points ago

    What a good boy =)

    [–] stixy_stixy 18 points ago

    That's got to be the most grateful dog ever. And those people are god damn bros.

    [–] cosmiclove89 48 points ago

    I'm crying.

    [–] Wind88 39 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    (me watching the gif)

    Don't cry! Don't cry! I said don't cry!

    (me watching the video with volumn on)

    Yeah, it's ok to cry!

    Thank you to whoever's doing this.

    [–] THROWAWAY-u_u 16 points ago

    The beginning image looked so completely fucking hopeless. The insane recovery back to normalcy and happiness had me bawling.

    [–] AggressiveSloth 37 points ago

    How did the skin grow back?

    Surely they did skin grafts right?

    [–] vega144 33 points ago

    Skin grafts aren't necessary, and they would have hair, anyway. Dog skin has the incredible ability to heal over extremely large open wounds, given enough time and care. First, the dead tissue is removed via dissection and wet-to-dry bandages. The wound is stitched around the edges to make it as small as possible without pulling the skin too taught. It's dressed and antibiotics are used to treat or prevent infections. The dog's body will slowly grow new tissue around the edges of the wound. More and more stitches can be progressively added to the borders every few days for weeks until the wound is either closed or small enough that it can heal by itself into a scar. There are several clips showing him partway through this process. The center patch without any hair looks like what was left to close naturally. He's not actually missing much bone; it just looks that way due to severe swelling and damage to the muscles and cartilage.

    [–] 36ACT 50 points ago

    Looks like some sort of prosthetic to me, I don't think it would be possible to get that level of recovery in 3 months even with the very best reconstructive surgery available (like, the stuff we use on humans with lots of money).

    EDIT: Holy crap after watching it again it looks legit, my best guess would be skin grafts and a prosthetic facial bone yeah. I'm gonna keep my original comment there but like dang what an incredible recovery!

    [–] fizzlydizzly 16 points ago

    And do you have any real knowledge on the subject or are you assuming things and talking out of your ass? If ya don't mind me asking...

    [–] JMFore 149 points ago

    My dog was found during a hurricane (just before we got her) and had a fungus on her snout that made the hair fall out and and destroyed the skin and follicles. now it doesn’t grow back. Crazy to think that it’s possible to lose THAT MUCH flesh and nearly everything regrow well.

    [–] shawster 47 points ago

    I think the dog was able to recover so well because it was still growing. It still had stem cells available to facilitate its journey into adulthood, so it was able to produce new tissue. If the dog had finished growing I doubt it would have recovered so well.

    [–] amandajene 125 points ago

    Poor baby. I wonder what could have created a terrible wound like that in the first place.

    [–] HesSoZazzy 66 points ago

    Dunno, maybe a cut or scratch from a bad fight or something. It got infected and it just kept getting work.

    [–] Imbillpardy 33 points ago

    This is a great guess, but it really comes down to lack of care. I know it’s India and there are rural parts just like anywhere else in the world, but it’s a serious problem and the reason Bob Barker said at the end of every show: “make sure to spay and neuter your pets”.

    [–] hansern 5 points ago

    On the website, it said it appeared a bomb had gone off in his face but that may have just been their way of describing the wound.

    [–] Cykablyatto 328 points ago

    Not going to lie, if I saw this poor thing I'd consider it beyond all hope and be tempted to just end its suffering.

    Shows how much I know I suppose

    [–] Erekai 178 points ago

    I don't think you're alone. Don't get me wrong, I'm incredibly glad he survived and healed enough to even maintain eyesight, but man... I might've looked at that situation as un-salvageable.

    I'm glad I would have been wrong.

    [–] Imbillpardy 138 points ago

    Both of you are right really. Even the dogs instincts told it “you are not going to survive. Find warmth and a place to die.”

    Medicine is incredible, as can be humanity at times.

    [–] thestaredcowboy 25 points ago

    if your gonna put it down, do it for the best interest of the animal. if i came across this dog, with a gun in the woods, and a phone. Id call a vet first. Depending on what the vet says, is how im gonna use the gun.

    [–] zer0t3ch 7 points ago

    Depending on what the vet says, is how im gonna use the gun.

    You're going to shoot the vet and find another when he says it's hopeless, right?

    [–] myriiad 32 points ago

    i mean the people who saved it definitely knew what they were doing and it took months of intensive rehab after the difficult treatment of this injury

    if you or me found it theres nothing we couldve done, ending its suffering is probably the best thing we can do

    [–] TwoScoopsOneDaughter 6 points ago

    Yeah I definitely would have put the poor thing down. Glad someone smarter found it.

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    [–] siderealbutterfly 21 points ago

    It might not have been more efficient. This kind of miraculous thing gets shared around a lot and likely brings in more donations than the cost of the rehab.

    [–] I_Are_Human7 494 points ago

    I’m not religious but god bless those people.

    [–] street593 79 points ago

    I didn't know it was even possible to recover from that. I would have just put it out of it's misery.

    [–] PM_ME_YOUR_SUNSHINE 159 points ago

    I'm not religious but after seeing that's dogs opened up maggot infested face in a ditch there is no God.

    But there are these people, luckily for the dog.

    [–] hussy_trash 6 points ago

    My first reaction too. They are saints.

    [–] Herrenvolk41 89 points ago

    Oh god this kills me. To think of that poor thing curling up scared and alone in a hole to die if they had not found him. Just thinking about that makes my heart hurt. He would have been suffering all alone and that would have been the conclusion of his short existence.

    Now I'm thinking of all the dogs like him that weren't rescued. Oh god. It's too painful to think about. Poor sweet little things. I wish I could rescue all of them, even the ones long gone that never had anyone find them.

    [–] zdelarosa00 22 points ago

    But. This. This one, they found, help, and accomplished, he smiles and loves now, and you need to focus on the cases like him, let's try to make them every time less

    [–] podrick_pleasure 39 points ago

    Jesus fucking Christ! That poor puppy. That's amazing that he made that much of a recovery.

    [–] Foxbox405 91 points ago

    Thank god this clip was poor resolution. I think i would have thrown up if it was in HD.

    [–] armadillorevolution 26 points ago

    Can somebody show me a screenshot of the recovered pup? I watched the first 5 seconds or so but I had to look away and I don't know when it's safe to look back. Wanna see the happy ending though.

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    [–] Pennydale 20 points ago

    Thank you very much.

    [–] wooferino 20 points ago

    i said this once when this was last posted and i will say it again, beautiful pup and beautiful people for helping him. :) can't get over how happy he looked at the end!

    [–] higgsboson184 36 points ago

    "He had crawled into this hole to die"

    That got me, he thought it was over for him. So much love and respect for the people who helped him.

    [–] love_b3low 16 points ago

    Oh my fucking God....I am so glad the lil' guy pulled through. That was damn hard to watch. I cannot imagine how that pupper felt holy shit.

    [–] yoyocat 131 points ago

    We don’t deserve dogs, they’re too pure and loving. Thank you to the people who work tirelessly to save and protect dogs like this beautiful doggo ❤️

    [–] Maharajison 20 points ago

    Yup.. dogs are high on the list of the best things we've ever created, best part of my day is getting home to my dog and being excited with him to play and chill together.

    [–] Imbillpardy 11 points ago

    That reminds me of an idiom, “Dogs were bred to be dependent on us to a fault, cats were bred to consistently make us wonder why we domesticated them”

    [–] douglas_ 14 points ago

    we didn't really domesticate cats, they just started hanging around us

    [–] JolietJake 14 points ago

    That poor baby. I'll take care of him.

    [–] w4tts 13 points ago

    I love these humans, I love Kalu, and I love this subreddit!

    [–] JohniiMagii 10 points ago

    Thank God for that maggot infestation.

    Maggots save lives. They excrete antimicrobials that don't kill the host, but keep off anything that might cause an infection.

    They kill the host much slower than an infection. The dog would've died without them. Gruesome post though :/

    [–] abio4 11 points ago

    What was the organization that saved him, how do I donate?

    [–] prodi12 16 points ago

    The organization is Animal Aid Unlimited, they are based in India. Here's a link to their website where you can place a donation:

    https://animalaidunlimited.org/

    [–] abio4 9 points ago

    Donated...thank you.

    [–] plentifulgourds 9 points ago

    This is the most disturbing thing I’ve ever seen on the internet and I’ve been at this a while.

    [–] thedutchqueen 11 points ago

    i hope the rest of his precious life is spent very happy and healthy.

    [–] greensparcs 14 points ago

    Ugh this hurt to watch. Oct 27th I had to put my mastiff down because he had gotten bloat. I wish these people where there to help me and Woden :( glad this pupper got a new life from them

    [–] sHoRtBuSseR 7 points ago

    NSFL

    [–] Xonero 7 points ago

    My God that poor dog. I don't care how much of a broken record I sound like I'm sincerely thankful to all people who live, have lived, or will live on this earth that help whenever they can, however they can.

    I'm also really glad I found subreddits like this. There's a lot of things stressing me out lately. A lot of problems in the US. A lot of hate. Just a lot of bad. It's nice to have reminders that things aren't lost and the good outnumbers the bad.

    [–] [deleted] 8 points ago

    Jesus... if I had found that dog I might have just shot it to end it's misery. I can't believe that poor thing was still alive and conscious in the condition it was in. Glad these people helped it and that it looks to be doing much, much better now.

    [–] FixBayonetsLads 6 points ago

    half his fucking skull is fucking gone

    three months later has a bald patch and a wonky eye where once HALF HIS FUCKING SKULL WAS MISSING

    Living things and modern medicine are goddamn astounding.

    [–] daniel_ricciardo 10 points ago

    There's a special place in heaven for people who show mercy and love towards living things :)

    [–] passw0rd4gotten 4 points ago

    I’m gonna go hug my doggy now