Josiane Almeida, an animal rescuer from Lagoa da Prata, Brazil, was alerted to the dogs' dire situation and hurried to the spot with her husband to help. Nothing could have prepared them for what they encountered.
"Some of the worst scenes of mistreatment I've ever witnessed," Almeida wrote in a post online. "A sick mother with puppies tied in a sack and thrown in the middle of nowhere. They've been there for quite some time."