Petro’s brown fur still shows some staining from the tar, but he is nevertheless unrecognizable compared to the sorry state he’d been found in. Best of all, his sweet personality has begun to shine through, too.
“Each day he’s better and happier,” rescuer Myriam Otellado wrote online.
The story of Petro’s rescue has since gone viral in Argentina with countless well-wishers lavishing praise upon those who helped him.
And though he’ll likely need a little more time to recover completely from the trauma he experienced before he can be adopted, thanks to the love and patience of all involved his future is brighter than ever.