Dog rescuer Wilson Martins Coutinho is one of the most selfless individuals on the planet. We realized this last year when he brought Francisco, a starving and abused pup, back to life with his incredible efforts.
The level of tragedy Coutinho observes in each case he takes on would break most of us down before we had the chance to make a difference. Known as “Protetor Wilson” (Protector Wilson), the Brazilian native is the closest thing we have to a real-life superhero.
Warning: the following photos are extremely graphic.
This poor thing was found barely clinging to life with severe wounds to his head.
Where others ignored his pain, Coutinho instantly jumped into action, assessing the damage.
He then used the shirt off his own back to create a makeshift bandage for the pup.
Trained in some veterinary basics, Coutinho brought the dog inside to clean what he could before taking him to a medical facility.
The doctors acted fast to help fight any infection, treating and wrapping the wounds.
The injuries were so extreme, it’s doubtful the sweet pup would have lasted much longer on his own.
Somehow, despite the abuse he suffered at the hands of humans, the pup began to slowly trust Coutinho as his wounds healed.
With the help of regular vet visits, the cutie started to look more like his true, happy self.
It’s mind-boggling how someone could look at this sweet face and treat it with such an extreme level of cruelty.
But it’s even more heartwarming to know that there are humans out there willing to go the extra mile to help save lives and give second chances.
Hopefully one day, the good will completely outweigh the bad and no dog will be forced to suffer at the hands of human ignorance and brutality.