A 2-year-old terrier named Romeo was found curled up in a clump of weeds along the side of a flood canal during a recent rainstorm in San Bernardino.
Good Samaritans rescued Romeo and he was cared for by the nonprofit organization Free Animal Doctor.
The organization is unique because it is based on crowdfunding, where individuals can donate to help cover the cost of treatment for pets whose owners cannot afford it.
Free Animal Doctor only pays the veterinarian directly, ensuring that the owner does not receive any of the donated funds.
Romeo was recently adopted by a foster family who fell in love with him.
Free Animal Doctor is currently working on opening their own nonprofit hospital to offer more affordable treatments for animals in need.
To donate or receive help for a pet in need, visit freeanimaldoctor.org.