When the friend came outside to shoot Ruby, she was at first so frightened that she wet herself. Then in an act of bravery and compassion she jumped on him, began licking his face, and accidentally awakened his heart. The friend quietly told Ruby to get down, and then went inside to make a call. The man saved Ruby's life that day, and gave her a second chance.
Ruby was taken to Edgar's Mission, a farm sanctuary that provides lifelong care to over 300 rescued animals in Australia. "She really has blossomed from the frightened skinny dog who came into our lives," Pam Ahern of Edgar's Mission told The Dodo. "I remember the despair we all felt when we first saw her, you only had to look at her sideways and she would wet herself."