A stray dog that was slashed by a machete on his neck has made a miracle recovery.
Yen, a five-year-old mongrel, was found with a foot-long gash wound to his neck at Ban Kruat, north-east Thailand in January.
Michael Chour, founder of the Sound of Animals Foundation, noticed the frightened pooch was covered with maggots in his wounds and was in septic shock from the infection.
Yen was taken to the Blue Dream Shelter, an animal rescue centre that saves street dogs in Thailand and Cambodia, where the vets recommended to put him to sleep due to the severeness of his condition.
It is said the vets believed the grim attack was carried out by local people in a bid to sell the dog meat.
Determined Michael wanted to give Yen another chance at life and decided to work around the clock caring for the wounded pooch.
He even slept on the clinic floor next to Yen and nursed him back to health.
He posted on his Instagram and wrote: “Yen every night need a lot of love [sic] …Before leave the Blue Dream I stay long time kissing him.”
The wound on Yen’s neck has since healed and he is now friendly and happy with Michael.
“Yen brings me so much happiness…He’s the proof that we must never give up on any of them,” he added.
Michael is now helping Yen to look for a new home.