Featured Images via Stray from the Heart/Facebook**Original Post: December 10, 2015** Felipe, the handsome Poodle mix on the Stray From the Heart Facebook page is unrecognizable from the pitiful pooch he was only a week before. He is estimated to be about two years old, but his eyes project a soul much older and wiser. Felipe began life as a street dog in Quito, Ecuador until he was rescued by volunteers at Camino a Casa, an Ecuadorian rescue affiliate of Stray From the Heart. Before this stroke of luck, he likely experienced fear, pain and hunger that most of us could not imagine. Without routine grooming, Felipe became severely matted during his time as a stray. This led to a massive infection in his eyes, and extreme discomfort. The following video shows Felipe's initial vet visit. **Warning: some viewers may find the footage too graphic or disturbing.** [video width="960" height="540" mp4="https://post.bark.co/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Felipe.mp4"][/video] Felipe has been thoroughly groomed and is finally able to see without the obstruction of matted hair. Now this handsome little fella needs our help. His vet is optimistic that Felipe will make a full recovery, but he may require eye surgery to repair some of the damage caused by lack of care. To make a donation to Felipe's recovery, please click here. If you would like to learn more about the amazing efforts to save dogs all over the world, visit strayfromtheheart.org. Be sure to follow them on Facebook for updates on Felipe and all the lucky pups they've rescued!
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