The rescue team at Los Angeles-based animal rescue organization has saved so many dogs that it’s hard to even count them. But the animal they were recently called to rescue was unlike any they had encountered before.

When the team arrived on the scene, they were a little unsure of how to approach the animal, but what followed was something truly special.

When rescuers first heard about this mysterious animal wandering the streets, they didn’t know what to make of it. They were sent a picture via text that showed it was “disoriented and clearly very sick.”