When Janina Schan lifted Lila into her arms, the dog felt lighter than air.
And, in that instant, the terrible weight of what this dog had gone through crushed her.
Schan, who founded Osa Peninsula Rescue in Costa Rica, cried all the way to the veterinary clinic, where she collapsed on the floor.
It was, she would later tell her friend and fellow animal rescuer Anette Targowski, "the worst case of cruelty she had ever seen."
Lila had been tied for days in a yard with food and water out of reach.