This is Nym, a dog who started her life out as a stray in Bucharest, Romania. She struggled everyday to survive, and then things got even worse – someone caught her and tortured her to the point that she lost her eyesight. As a result, she was incredibly traumatized
Thankfully, an avid animal lover found this suffering girl and had her flown to Blind Dog Rescue UK. She was understandably terrified from her last experience, so they contacted Sian Rachel Porter, who was already an experienced pawrent to another blind pup named Pedro.
Sian told the Daily Mail just how frightened Nym was in the first few weeks when she fostering the pup:
Her fur was matted, she was shaking like a leaf and she would wet herself in fear if anyone tried to touch her. Every time that I attempted to walk her on a lead, she would fall to the ground and whimper. It was heart-breaking.
Although there was very little change in Nym, Sian had to take the dog to a groomer. She was worried about her all day, expecting her to be cowering and frightened.
But that’s not what happened:
But then, something amazing happened. I called Nym’s name, and she responded for the very first time… she wandered towards the direction of my voice before burying her head into my neck. And that’s when I knew that I had to have her forever.
Sian adopted Nym and they pawfficially became a family.
According to Little Things, Sian said that Nym is the “most courageous dog” she’s ever met.
Nym is now bonding with the other dogs in the home and conquering all her fears one day at a time. This girl may have had her life destroyed in the past, but her future is destined to be filled with joy.
To see Nyms full progress, follow her on Facebook at Nym. A Very Special Rescue.
Feature Image via Nym. A Very Special Rescue/ Facebook
h/t via Daily Mail