(DOGS/ANIMAL RESCUE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) In this heartwarming story, a dog seriously injured in Iran was given a second chance at life thanks to a San Diego woman.

When visiting family in Iran, Negar Mirgoli, co-founder of PAWS4Thoughts Animal Rescue, rescued a young Israeli herding dog named Silver.

She claims someone killed Silver’s mom and the rest of her puppies, but somehow Silver survived, despite being paralyzed.

“She was left for dead,” Mirgoli said. “She didn’t have a chance, really, staying back in Iran there wasn’t really a chance for her.”

Despite everything she’s been through, Silver continues to heal and was also fitted with a wheelchair that’s helping her walk.

Mirgoli’s goal is to return to Iran and rescue even more dogs in need. — Global Animal