The way some human beings treat their pets is unthinkable. Far too many helpless animals are neglected, abused, and left to die. However, humans are also capable of great kindness and compassion, and for every abuser, there are twice as many people willing to step in and help.

Rudozem Street Dog Rescue is a nonprofit organization in Bulgaria that saves street dogs. Their shelters are frequently filled to capacity, but one day they got a call they couldn’t ignore, even though they were completely out of room.

When members of Rudozem Street Dog Rescue found this pup, he had spent ten days chained to this trailer without food or water.