Even when an animal is suffering greatly, sometimes it only takes one little sign or gesture for her to show you she still has hope. Rescue organization Hope For Paws got a call about a homeless, injured pit bull who needed help, and went to go and find her.
The pit bull, later named Penelope, was found in an industrial area in a makeshift home she had fashioned for herself. It's always so sad when dogs feel they need to make their own homes because they haven't been able to find a real one.
When rescuers approached Penelope, she was clearly happy to see them, wiggling around, but made no moves to get up.