Yan Yingying found the scalded pup lying on the street and immediately rushed him to a vet.
They did the best they could to stabilize the poor thing, now going by Tuffy, but he needed more help than the local clinic could provide.
So Yingying brought him to the skillful folks at Animals Asia about an hour’s drive outside of Chengdu.
His body was covered in so many blisters that he couldn’t even close his eyes to sleep.
Slowly, thanks to an amazing team of doctors, Tuffy started to get better.
Yingying would frequently visit Tuffy while he recovered, and once he was well enough, she brought him home to stay with her forever.
Large sections of his fur still haven’t grown back, but generous strangers have donated adorable new coats to keep him warm.
Despite all that he’s been through, Tuffy is finally the happy, playful pup he was born to be.