A frightened puppy who was saved moments before he was going to be put down has made an incredible transformation.
Clark was found "severely emaciated" when he narrowly escaped death with the help of Royal Animal Refuge earlier this year.
The facility said they were alerted by a local shelter and rushed down to stop the pooch, who was just about to turn one, from being put down.
He was the victim of a shocking animal cruelty case and had been alone for a "very long time" in Clayton County, Georgia, USA.
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Dramatic photos show what the terrified dog first looked like before he got his freedom ride.
Now, Clark can be seen smiling for the camera after being showered with love from his kind rescuers.
At the time of his rescue, Royal Animal Refuge posted on social media: "He was scheduled to be euthanized today [ January 6].
"We could not let today be Clark’s last day, especially without him being able to experience all the love he deserves."
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The post received more than 400 likes on Facebook – with comments of praise for the facility.
A spokesperson told the Daily Star: "He was severely emaciated and terrified of people and dogs when he first came in.
"When Clark first came into our facility he was very thin and unsocialized. He was a very rambunctious boy who didn’t know how to accept kindness from people."
The shelter went on to say that "he has grown leaps and bounds" in the short five months that he has been with Royal Animal Refuge.
"He is a staff and volunteer favourite for walks and has the best handshake in the facility.
"He loves to go on long walks and enjoy the sunshine and has a hilarious personality went out in the yard for playtime during the day."
Following his major recovery, Clark is now searching for his forever family.
The rescue team added: "His ideal home would be with a larger family that has older children that can keep up with his energy, a family that is dedicated to continuing his training, and one where he is front and centre with no other pets."
As of this year January, the facility has successfully saved more than 105 animals.
Royal Animal Refuge started off as a rescue that aimed to help the animal control within the county of Georgia, but have successfully grown since then.
They added: "We established ourselves in 2018 and over the summer moved into a new facility that will allow us to help and save more dogs and animals in the surrounding areas.
"We plan on building our facility out to not only be a safe haven for dogs that deserve a second chance at a family but also an all encompassing facility for families to come to enjoy their day out with their dogs.
"We look forward to what the future holds in the lives we can save in the years to come."
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