Volunteers from Diasozo, an animal charity organization in Karditsa, Greece, were on their way to rescue a mother dog and her puppies when they unexpectedly spotted another dog, who was wandering around in the middle of nowhere.
Not only was she starving and forced to fend for herself, but she was also blind and severely malnourished. They knew they couldn’t leave without her.
Despite her condition, she was so friendly and never stopped smiling. Rescuers were so inspired by her resiliency.
“Despite the blindness, you could see a bright light in her foggy look, as if she could see the kindness, and her gentle soul was giving back that kindness with her blurry, blueish eyes,” Valia Orfanidous said in the video.
In addition to her obvious issues, she was also suffering from leishmaniasis and heartworm. She also had a cyst on the bottom of her tail that continued to fill up with fluid, along with thelazia, which are worms that live and lay eggs in the eyes.
Thankfully, Helen no longer has to worry about being alone, sick, and miserable. Her rescuers were able to get her the medical help she so desperately needed in order to survive and thrive.
She is now living at their dog shelter, where she finally gets to eat and is feeling so much better. She will continue all of her treatments, but so far, she is recovering well.
The best part? Sweet Helen has a furever home waiting for her once she is fully recovered!