Animal Rescue, Dogs, Pets, Richie Schwartz Amazing!! Abused dog near death recovers and changes the life of this autistic boy. January 10, 2015 Richie Schwartz Truly an amazing and heartwarming story. A young autistic boy emotionally locked in his own world makes a special connection with a dog that had been so severely abused, that weeks before, it was minutes from death. This will make your day. Post by Pets Photography Studio.