Mowgli was in so much pain that he cried when Mysti Boehler touched him anywhere but one spot on the side of his face.
Boehler herself cried through Mowgli's first vet exam, while she and the veterinarian searched his young body for all the cuts, all the injuries, that were making him hurt so much.
As she stroked the place on his face that didn't cause him to yelp, Boehler promised this dog it would get better. That she'd give Mowgli a good life after this.
"He was just a pup and it was obvious by his condition no one ever cared," Boehler tells The Dodo.