A  pregnant and paralyzed dachshund, Maria, was abandoned by her previous owners and left to die after they couldn’t afford her medical bills. Yet, Maria’s strength prevailed as she was rescued just in time to deliver her puppies safely and make one incredible transformation.

Maria truly had a terrible past, as her entire hind end had been paralyzed for months. Even though she was forcibly bred by her original owners and eventually the helpless dog was abandoned when the owners found out that she would need a $3,000 C-Section to deliver her puppies.

A pregnant and paralyzed dachshund, Maria, was abandoned by her previous owners

Poor Maria was left malnourished, scared, and full of infection, but refused to give up for the sake of her offsprings. And luckily, a rescue organization in Texas the works to heal abandoned and homeless dogs, Friends of Emma, found the dachshund just in time.