Back in 2015, puppy chewed his owner phone, according to Animals Asia and was punished severely.
First, there was the boiling hot water that was poured all over his body and then, the terrier, just six weeks old was dropped off a four-story building.
Yan Yingying, 30, found Tuffy and rushed him to the animal clinic for treatment – the closest animal clinic was an hour away.
Emily Drayton, an Animals Asia veterinarian, said she was sickened when she saw how badly injured Tuffy was – she had a hard time stopping the tears from falling down her face.
Never had anyone seen an animal in such excruciating pain. Tuffy had burns to 60 percent of his body and required around-the-clock care.
At first, Tuffy couldn’t even close his eyes because the burns had caused his skin to tighten. The founder of Animal Asia, Jill Robinson called Tuffy’s recovery a miracle.
Robinson added that in cases of animal abuse or neglect, caregivers have to learn to put their emotions aside and focus on treating the animal.
The puppy did recover thanks in part to Yan, who didn’t pass him by that day she saw him lying on the ground.
Animals Asia has rescued 570 bears from the bear bile trade in Myanmar, Vietnam, South Korea, and China.