Every dog owner has their own ideas about discipline, and what crosses the line is sometimes debatable. But what happened to a six-week-old terrier named Tuffy went as far past that line as possible. When Tuffy’s owner saw him chewing his cell phone back in 2015, he subjected the puppy to unimaginable torture, writes the organization Animals Asia, which works to end animal abuse.
It was a miracle Tuffy survived the boiling water and the four-story fall. But he did, and moments after he hit the pavement, a guardian angel walked into his life. A 30-year-old woman named Yan Yingying found Tuffy teetering on the edge of death and knew she had to act fast. She rushed him to the closest clinic, which was an hour away.