A YouTube subscriber that follows Love Furry Friends online reached out about a dog in her neighborhood. The poor pup had been living on a chain outside for five years. She was emaciated and lost all her fur from advanced mange. Her owner didn’t feed her or give her any affection.

The neighbor would come by and give the dog all she could afford… which was stale bread. The sweet dog ate it up whole, through the fence, without even chewing. To say she was starving was a vast understatement. The Good Samaritan took a video of the poor pup and sent it along with her message. The rescue group promised to help the dog and showed up the next day.

The rescuers were adamant! They were going to take this dog with them so they could save her life! They did all they could to convince the dog’s owner to surrender her. It took hours, going back and forth as to why the dog needed care and they would report her to the authorities if she didn’t surrender her. The owner finally agreed. As soon as they approached the sweet dog, she seemed to understand why they were there.

The sweet girl looked up as if to thank them. They gave her some pats on the head and told her that everything was going to be okay now. They took her off the chain, finally after five years, and put her in their vehicle. It was time for a thorough vet check! It was time for a new life and a new name. They chose to name her Lada.

The vet confirmed that she had a terrible type of skin infection caused by fleas. Because she wasn’t treated for fleas for five years, Lada was really suffering. Thankfully she was finally in the right hands! As Lada stood on the examination table, and a rescuer gave her some affection, she wagged her tail for the first time. It was a magical moment for sure!

Lada must stay at the vet clinic for a month. She needs around the clock care until her weight stabilizes. During that time, Lada learns what it means to be loved. Her new friends visit her daily and are so happy to see that her fur is growing back and she’s putting on weight. At five years old, she has never known love before but now her future looks bright!

Soon Lada will be healthy enough to find her forever home. We are so happy that this girl is finally free from the cruel chain and her heartless owner. To see Lada’s rescue, click play on the video below. Rescuers do all they can to save as many lives as possible. We must bring awareness by sharing their stories. We are so happy for Lada, aren’t you?