It all started on October 12, 2018, when Kylina Turner was performing a property inspection. While she was checking the backyard, she came across a puppy.
“I thought he was a stuffed animal,” Turner told The Dodo. “He was completely frozen still, staring at me. I figured I should check just in case, and as I walked up to him his ear twitched.”
“I was completely shocked that this was an animal,” Turner added, “let alone a living one.” The poor puppy couldn’t move as his legs were stuck in a wire bed frame, he didn’t have water or food and had a bad sunburn from sitting under direct sunlight.
After she found the puppy, the tenant called animal control to get him, but they didn’t come and he was left in the backyard. Two days later, the poor animal was still too gross to touch. Turner then carefully untangled the puppy and took him to the nearest animal shelter. She wasn’t sure if he would be able to endure the 20-minute drive there.
“He wasn’t scared of me and didn’t make a sound,” Turner said. “He just watched what I was doing with a blank look in his eyes. I think he knew I was going to help him.”
The team at the veterinary hospital looked after the puppy until Turner could get him to the facility. After a checkup, it was revealed that the animal was malnourished and had a severe case of mange. The hospital staff agreed to keep him and pay for his recovery. That night, Turner started a fundraising campaign for the animal named Caro.
Thanks to Turner’s commitment, Caro is like a whole new dog.
“He is now 9 months old and 50 pounds, with the softest and fluffiest coat ever and absolutely no health issues,” Turner said.