21-year-old vet assistant Jessie DeFreita, of West Sussex, England, already had four cats and a rescue dog of her own, but when she laid eyes on a tiny pup who came into her office, she knew she had to have her.
The puppy, initially named Honey, was left practically bald after all of her fur fell out, due to a nasty case of mange. She was brought into the vet’s office by her previous owners, who had neglected the sweet pup for far too long.
But it wasn’t her mange that stood out to DeFreita’s, it was her “beautiful eyes.” And despite everything that she had been through, her eyes still showed a glimmer of hope.
The veterinarian said if the puppy wasn’t brought in when she was, she may not have survived much longer. With that said, Honey needed ’round the clock care.
That’s when DeFreita stepped in to help. She volunteered to foster the pup and wound up bringing her home soon after.
Since the pup was a playful biter, DeFreita decided that her original name “Honey” wasn’t a great fit for her. So she changed her name to “Terra,” Terror with an A.
But three months later, the biting pup wound up living up to her initial name after all. Not only was she extremely sweet now, but she also looked unrecognizable.
Her transformation is so incredible that she doesn’t even look like the same dog. All of her fur has grown back, and she’s an adorable, happy little puppy.
Not only has DeFreita helped nurse Terra back to health, but she has also given her a permanent home!
This just goes to show that a little bit of TLC goes a long way.
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