Aaron had been living in a Los Angeles parking lot for seven months, taking shelter under cars and surviving on the kindness of strangers who left him food and water.
Those months on the streets diminished his spirit, and left him scared, filthy and very sick.
Fortunately, animal rescuers Eldad Hagar and Lisa Chiarelli heard of Aaron's predicament and rushed to his rescue. However, as the video above shows, bringing the dog to safety was no easy feat.
The pooch was visibly confused and then terrified by the rescuers’ approach. As he cowered under a car, Chiarelli said to him: “You need a bath and medicine and love and trust -- and all will be okay.”
It seems the rescuer was right.
In the clip, watch Aaron’s transformation once he’s taken to a safe space and smothered with some much-needed TLC.
“Many people out there still don’t have the awareness about the plight of these animals,” Hagar, co-founder of animal rescue group Hope for Paws, told LittleThings.com. “They were never taught that these creatures depend on us for their survival and well being, and so I hope that today you can share Aaron’s video and help us reach as many people as possible all over the world.”
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