When rescuers from Animal Aid Unlimited in India got a call about a stray puppy who had accidentally fallen into boiling water, they came right to the scene to save the animal from what seemed like certain death.

When they found the puppy, her underside and legs were burned so badly the skin had already become necrotic — it was dying on the poor dogs’ body.

After more than a week of intensive medical treatment and plenty of TLC, things started to look up. This brave puppy, named Basanti, is now happy and healthy, and loves to play with the rest of the pack.