This American mom named Mary and her four daughters have been living in Ankara, Turkey, a place where dog shelters are overwhelmed and underfunded.

Her daughters spotted Faith, a small pup, expected to pass. They took her home so she could pass in peace. Little did they know, Faith would live up to her name, and make a life-changing recovery.

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Faith has no teeth because of how malnourished she was. She is the first of 50 street dogs Mary and her daughters helped, and will return with them to the United States.

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