Even the flies were fooled.
Emaciated, covered in flies, and lying lifeless under a car, this puppy was dead by all appearances.
But, miraculously, inside that defeated little body was a still-beating heart.
That's when Animal Aid Unlimited India stepped in. Members from the Animal Aid Rescue Team discovered the puppy, barely clinging to life, and swooped in to see if, in fact, he could be saved.
They wrapped him in a blanket and whisked him away to their rescue facility.
When he arrived, his temperature was treacherously low. He wasn't moving and his future looked grim. However, after receiving an hour's worth of fluids and some human comfort, he began to show signs of life. He picked his little head up and surveyed his new surroundings.
Later that day, he began trying to stand on his own. The little puppy who'd fooled even the flies into thinking he was dead wasn't ready to quit.
Animal Aid workers named the puppy Oliver and diagnosed him with a severe respiratory infection. Over the course of two months, Oliver's health improved and then declined. No one knew if he'd make it.
But true to form, he proved himself a fighter for the second time.
Watch Oliver's miraculous recovery for yourself:
Today, Oliver is a happy, healthy dog whose rough start in life is nothing but a distant memory.
He's a joyful little guy who's living the good life. And thanks to Animal Aid Unlimited, his future looks bright.
If you'd like to help Animal Aid Unlimited continue to save lives just like little Oliver's, you can contribute here.