Every day, dogs in shelters get overlooked for any of a number of reasons, but the most heartbreaking complaint is when the dog doesn’t look pretty enough. Much of the time, these dogs have spent years on the streets, which is not an environment conducive to maintaining a presentable appearance.
Such was the case with Augustus – a dog riddled with sarcoptic mange and afflicted with a visage so startling that, when a person saw him walk across his property, they threw things at him to scare him off.
While it is no surprise that a dog like Augustus – with exposed skin and fur so matted that it looked like scales – would attract negative attention, the good people at Heart of Alabama Save Rescue Adopt (HASRA) saw the beautiful dog underneath. They saw a dog in need of some serious TLC.
As you can see, the rescuers had a hard time identifying Augustus’ breed, since all of his distinguishing features were hidden underneath years of neglect. But once his fur started to grow back in, they discovered that he is actually a gorgeous Border Collie mix.
To see the whole amazing transformation for yourself, watch the video here:
Is that not the most incredible transformation you’ve ever seen?