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Man saves severely wounded dog. Dog's amazing recovery will touch your heart (PHOTOS)

Custom_sam_sheepdog_300_thumb By Martha | January 04, 2014 | Comments (28)

A Pit Bull suffering from starvation and a severe injury was rescued from certain death by a man in Brazil. Wilson Coutinho Martins lives in Rio de Janeiro and has dedicated his life to rescuing and protecting animals from extreme conditions. For many animal lovers in Brazil he is a hero. For dogs like Davi, he is their savior.

The large dog with beautiful green eyes was rescued from the woods outside of Rio de Janeiro in September of 2012. He weighed just 28 pounds (13 kg) and had a huge, gaping wound in his rear. His bone was exposed and he could barely walk from the pain. If Wilson had not rescued him when he did, Davi would most certainly have died from infection and blood loss.

Wilson took Davi home and began tending to his wounds. During his recovery, Davi had to receive several blood transfusions and his wounds needed to be cleaned, treated with antibiotics and bandaged regularly. Within one month, his wounds were much better. A few months later, Davi's wound had healed even more and he had gained back much needed weight. Although his journey back to health was slow, Davi has made a miraculous recovery. He is proof of how dedication and hard work and love can transform animals in even the most desperate of circumstances.

Wilson documented Davi's rescue through photographs, which chronicles Davi's miraculous transformation back to health.

Warning: article includes graphic photos that may disturb some readers.

Davi was discovered in the woods outside of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Davi when he was found by Wilson.

Man saves severely wounded dog and helps him make amazing recovery

Wilson was starving and had a severe wound on his hind leg.

Man saves severely wounded dog and helps him make amazing recovery

Click here to see a close up of Davi's hind injury. Warning: extremeley graphic.

Man saves severely wounded dog and helps him make amazing recovery

Davi in Wilson's car.

Man saves severely wounded dog and helps him make amazing recovery

Davi's wounds were cleaned and bandaged.

Man saves severely wounded dog and helps him make amazing recovery

He received antibiotics, drugs and blood transfusions.

Man saves severely wounded dog and helps him make amazing recovery

Man saves severely wounded dog and helps him make amazing recovery

Man saves severely wounded dog and helps him make amazing recovery

Man saves severely wounded dog and helps him make amazing recovery

His wound healed dramatically over a month long period.

Man saves severely wounded dog and helps him make amazing recovery

He also began to regain weight.

Man saves severely wounded dog and helps him make amazing recovery

Man saves severely wounded dog and helps him make amazing recovery

Man saves severely wounded dog and helps him make amazing recovery

Man saves severely wounded dog and helps him make amazing recovery

By November, the wound had healed even more.

Man saves severely wounded dog and helps him make amazing recovery

Man saves severely wounded dog and helps him make amazing recovery

Man saves severely wounded dog and helps him make amazing recovery

Man saves severely wounded dog and helps him make amazing recovery

Davi in January of 2013. A dog transformed.

Man saves severely wounded dog and helps him make amazing recovery

Man saves severely wounded dog and helps him make amazing recovery

Man saves severely wounded dog and helps him make amazing recovery

Davi just this past week relaxing at home.

Man saves severely wounded dog and helps him make amazing recovery



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Comments on this Article

The last picture says it all .. WOW! What a journey! :/ Beautiful man and very grateful dog...
He really is a hero.
what a great man, what a gorgeous dog. god bless them both with long happy healthy life.
God bless you you wonderful man, this sad world needs more like you, Davil looks so well and so happy xx
You can help this Work. Wilson have a account in PayPal for donnations. PayPal account: BIOLOGOFNC@GMAIL.COM Wilson Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/wilsonprotetor
an incredible story!
Pobre criatura! Obrigada por salvar sua vida. O mundo é um lugar melhor graças à pessoas como você. Curta bastante o Davi. ~ Poor creature! Thank you for saving his life. The world is a better place because of people like you. Enjoy Davi.
there are angels among us... some in two legs... but mostly in four...
Oh my God. It's only miracle that he survived that long. It wasn't his time to go. God kept him alive so that Wilson would find him. You are a wonderful person. this story touches my heart so deeply. God bless you both. You have done a great deed.
Davi is my hero! What an amazing rescue! What an amazing dog, what an amazing man! Bless you both!
I cried my eyes out when I read this. Once I regained my composure, I realized how grateful I am to Wilson Coutinho Martins for taking on the task of caring for Davi. I will pray for the both of you in addition to hoping someone hangs the person(s) responsible for doing this to Davi. May they rot in hell...again, thanks so much for doing the right thing for Davi. There is a very special place in heaven for you Wilson Coutinho Martins. <3><3
You sir, just earned a place in heaven if it exists..!! Respect and Salute..!!
Such a horrific thing to happen to this poor Baby but wow with the Care, Love and Devotion of this guy wanting to bring this dogs Soul back to life is amazing and Heartwrenching to read. I hope that they spend many more years together and that he is now at his Forever Home for life. God bless youxx
Outstanding job Sir. People often doubt that their actions will make a difference in the lives of animals, but this just goes to show that one man or woman can make a significant difference. Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are right.” Thank you Mr. Martins for taking the time to be a human being and helping one of the less fortunate. Because of you, he is still alive and will now shower you with unconditional love and affection. I know that wasn't why you did it, it is just one of the benefits that come along with doing what you did, and I would say a well deserved benefit at that.
You're a great man and that handsome dog will repay you a million times with a life of love. Good for you :)
What a transformation.......you are truely godsend and kudos to Davi for such a spirit :)
Thank you for your caring and kindness. You now have a friend for life. Blessings to both of you
Thank God for this man ! Bless you.
God Bless U Sir!! Soo Happy for u both!! looks like u found a Love!! <3
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