Back in November, police officers received a call about what appeared to be a dog lying in a dirty crate.
When they arrived, they found the dog covered in feces, severely emaciated.
“We realized the dog was barely alive. And so we rushed her to the Austin Animal Center, where the vets began emergency treatment,” Officer Wagner told The Huffington Post.
“The dog’s temperature was too low to be measured with a thermometer, and she wasn’t moving at all. We didn’t think she could survive.”
But an angel named Elizabeth Mancera, a veterinary technician, rushed to the rescue. Over the next few hours, she gave the dog lifesaving care.
The vet also gave her a warm bath and gently used a hair dryer to raise the dog’s body temperature.
“For the first few hours, I just talked to her. I told her she was loved,” Mancera says.
She decided to name the dog Sophie and realized she wanted to adopt this brave little survivor.
The dog has fully recovered and is adored by her new family.
“She will never miss a meal again and she will never be cold again,” Elizabeth states. “Of that I am sure.”