"Every day Holly was beaten and starved into submission and quickly learnt to obey her handler simply to avoid being hurt," International Animal Rescue, one of the groups that helped save her, wrote on its website. "The pain must have been excruciating."
For the next decade and a half, Holly lived on the hot streets of India, being forced to perform and make money for her owner. But finally, help came. In 2003, Holly was rescued from the life of pain and transferred to a sanctuary run by Wildlife SOS, where she was treated for her injuries.
International Animal Rescue/Wildlife SOS