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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued

In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil there is a man with a huge heart full of love and compassion. His name is Wilson Martins Coutinho and he rescues and nurses animals back to health in his home town. His commitment and compassion are inspirational to say the least, when it comes to healing these poor animals.

Wilson found this dog named Francisco de Jesus in the nick of time. Francisco was literally being eaten alive and would have died from his wounds if he was not rescued.

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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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Francisco was found on March 31

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Wilson said he found maggots eating and crawling around in Francisco’s open wounds.

This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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Some of the wounds were so deep you could see muscle tissue, sinew and bone.

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His ear was full of maggots and severely damaged and infected. Francisco had been dealing with this for quite some time.

This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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The wounds were so bad that cleaning them was a painstaking process.

This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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Francisco loved the food at the end of his treatments and started to show signs of happiness.

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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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The maggots were pulled out of the deep wounds individually with tweezers.

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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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It was a constant process changing bandages and applying ointments but Wilson is committed.

This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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Here are Wilson And Francisco on their way to a checkup at the vet.

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With clean wounds and medical treatment his wounds started to heal.

This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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Francisco’s energy levels started to rise along with his health.

This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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It is a long process but Francisco is happier than ever.

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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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With a lot of rest and care his wounds were healing remarkably fast.

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Almost all better and feeling like a brand new dog.

This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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This Dog Was Literally Being Eaten Alive When He Was Rescued
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Here is Francisco only 4 months after he was found.

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Francisco went through a horrible process but is all smiles now. Bless Wilson’s heart and his dedicated work to saving these poor animals. It’s a shame to see what happens to these stray animals around the world and they deserve more awareness.

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