A street dog lay heartbroken and defeated in a gutter filled with sewage, waiting to die and he would have had rescuers not received a call.

Animal Aid Unlimited, India got a call to their helpline about the emaciated and sick dog.

“We found him lying in the filthy water with flies swarming around his eyes,” they wrote.


“He was skeletal and so weak he seemed unaware and unable to react to his surroundings.”

They rushed him back to their shelter and began their efforts to stabilize him, unsure if they were too late. But a few days later Shyam wanted to eat…

…and a few months after that — we barely recognize him, the transformation is so incredible.

Watch Shylam’s full rescue and recovery in the heartwarming video below.