When Deb Bessette came across a pit bull puppy named Ash, she saw the terrible shape he was in and knew she had to do something to provide the pooch with the life he deserved, KPHO
workers found the canine on Friday the 13th and saw that he was suffering from chemical burns. Bessette noticed the dog the following day when she went to pickup two rescue dogs and bring them back to her no-kill animal shelter, Springpaw Ranch. She decided that she would help the little guy get his life back.
When she arrived to pick up Ash, his cries indicated that he was in immense pain, but once she got him settled in the car he showed a calm, caring demeanor by wagging his tail and licking her hand.
The pup underwent surgery to relieve the pain he had been experiencing, and Bessette told the news source that he's recovering well and is making great strides.
Every year in the United States six to eight million animals are cared for by rescue shelters, according to the Humane Society.