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How This Abused Dog Was Found Shocked Me So Bad. But You Have To See The Rest Of It.

A man named Wilson Martins Coutinho dedicates his life to helping the poor and helpless animals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His kindness and compassion is moving. However, the story of Francisco, a dog he found only moments from death, will simply break you down into tears.Warning: Francisco was found in extremely poor condition and these photos may be upsetting.

Francisco was found on March 31, 2013.

Francisco was found on March 31, 2013.

Wilson Martins Coutinho

He had wounds all over his body.

He had wounds all over his body.

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Most of them were gaping, unable to heal on their own.

Most of them were gaping, unable to heal on their own.

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Not only that, but they were filled with maggots.

Not only that, but they were filled with maggots.

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Francisco was being eaten alive.

Francisco was being eaten alive.

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It took a long time to clean and start treating his wounds. His mouth was gently bound, in case the process hurt him and he snapped instinctively from the pain.

It took a long time to clean and start treating his wounds. His mouth was gently bound, in case the process hurt him and he snapped instinctively from the pain.

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But, the poor guy put up with all of the cleaning.

But, the poor guy put up with all of the cleaning.

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No matter how painful or scary it was.

No matter how painful or scary it was.

Wilson Martins Coutinho

Wilson Martins Coutinho

You could see the appreciation on Francisco’s face.

You could see the appreciation on Francisco's face.

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Especially when he was offered food.

Especially when he was offered food.

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The starving dog was incredibly eager to feed.

The starving dog was incredibly eager to feed.

Wilson Martins Coutinho

Wilson Martins Coutinho

Time to rest after the first round of cleaning.

Time to rest after the first round of cleaning.

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The maggots had to be carefully removed from the wounds with tweezers.

The maggots had to be carefully removed from the wounds with tweezers.

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It was a slow process.

It was a slow process.

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Antiseptic ointment was regularly applied to all of his wounds.

Antiseptic ointment was regularly applied to all of his wounds.

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Even during the maggot removal process.

Even during the maggot removal process.

Wilson Martins Coutinho

Wilson Martins Coutinho

It was rough on Francisco.

It was rough on Francisco.

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But he had angels watching over him.

But he had angels watching over him.

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The nutrients helped him heal.

The nutrients helped him heal.

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But so did a trip to the vet.

But so did a trip to the vet.

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Within just a few days, his wounds were looking better.

Within just a few days, his wounds were looking better.

Wilson Martins Coutinho

Wilson Martins Coutinho

Then, even Francisco began to perk up, knowing when it was dinner time.

Then, even Francisco began to perk up, knowing when it was dinner time.

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He also began to really get to know his rescuer.

He also began to really get to know his rescuer.

Wilson Martins Coutinho

Wilson Martins Coutinho

His personality really began to shine through.

His personality really began to shine through.

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Even though he still had to rest around the clock as he healed.

Even though he still had to rest around the clock as he healed.

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Over the next month, his body healed considerably.

Over the next month, his body healed considerably.

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Even his shoulder wound was healing nicely.

Even his shoulder wound was healing nicely.

Wilson Martins Coutinho

Wilson Martins Coutinho

Finally getting some energy!

Finally getting some energy!

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And finally getting some love.

And finally getting some love.

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Francisco is one lucky pup.

Francisco is one lucky pup.

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Francisco is just one of the many animals that Wilson and his friends have found and rescued in Brazil.Source: facebook.com via dogheirs.comTo share his amazing rescue with others, and to support Wilson’s efforts, please share this article with others.

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