Savannah the pit bull was found earlier this month dying of hunger and suffering from a painful eye infection after being abandoned in a Los Angeles park where people have been known to ditch their unwanted pets.
When Eldad Hagar, the co-founder of the animal rescue group Hope for Paws, got the call about the pit bull, he was on his way to save another animal, but made a detour to the park.
The rescuers offer her treats to keep her calm while placing a leash around her neck, but they quickly discover that she is too weak to put up a fight.
After about two hours, Savannah was placed in a car and rushed to a veterinarian where a closer examination revealed that the pup also had a wound on one of her paws and a large tumor in her ear.
The doctor was unable to save her injured left eye and had to perform a surgery to remove it, along with the growth in her ear.
Since her rescue more than two weeks ago, Savannah has been recovering in the care of a foster family.
Recent photos of the pooch depict a healthy-looking Savannah playing in the yard and happily munching on treats.