Starved Husky Nursed Back To Health By Animal Lover Is Living Best Life

by : Francesca Donovan on : 24 Mar 2019 16:10
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This husky is named Hope, because she’s made the most marvelous recovery and is now living her best life thanks to her new human.


Before she was called Hope, the husky pup had a really tough existence. She was abandoned and so malnourished, her skin was covered in bald spots through which her rib bones could be seen protruding.

Luckily, a 26-year-old animal lover discovered the poor dog on his way home from work one night, and decided to take her in and give her a much-deserved better life.

Rico Soegiarto managed to nurse the dog, who was on the brink of death on the street in Denpasar, the capital of Bali, back to health over the years and she’s now doing really well.


He told Bored Panda:

I don’t know what was special about her. It’s about heart and feeling. I found her when I was on the way back home from work, she was in the middle of the street.

After some TLC, vets visits and lots and lots of dog treats, Hope is doing much better and her blue eyes are often smiling, her human proudly says.

Rico added Hope ‘loves getting petted’ and ‘eats plenty of cookies’.

Her sores have healed and her coat is back to its lustrous length, after plenty of good grooming and a good diet. Her blue eyes still shine as brightly as ever, too.

In fact she’s adapted to life with humans so well, Rico sometimes worries about how friendly she is, citing a problem with dog thieves in Bali.


But luckily, Hope has two parents and some brothers and sisters to look out for her, with Rico being dog dad to pups Fancy, Bombi, Jj, Bee, and Pamela, too.

By the looks of Rico’s Instagram feed, she’s much loved, and spends her days enjoying time at the beach, eating ice cream and getting lots of hugs.


There’s hope for every dog with people like Rico in the world. Feels.

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Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.

Topics: Animals


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