Humans who overcome significant trauma often become inspirational platforms for others.
A Beagle named Champ is learning that animals too can be motivational.
Upon seeing the puppy who was doused with acid by his owner, veterinarians and animal workers worked to restore the pup to normal dog health.
The puppy, who was found nearly dead with over 85 percent of his body burned, has since become a source of comfort for wounded Iraq veterans, says the website ChamptheMiracleDog.org.
Champ has appeared on a talk show and received more than 11,000 letters a day from fans who were inspired by his story, according to NorthJersey.com.
Champ’s new owner, Mike Martin, has been taking the dog to various forums to talk about how a person’s external appearance has no bearing on their good nature, just like Champ.
“This dog was wounded and he has scars left over from it, and yet, he’s still showing unconditional love,” Martin said.