A puppy who lost her snout after being stomped on and shot at has found a forever home after undergoing life-changing surgery.
Footage shows the one-year-old puppy, Millie, before she underwent life-changing surgery, with a long, floppy tongue hanging below her crushed snout.
Clips show her bounding enthusiastically up to the vets who saved her life and bounding in a field in her adopted town of Brighton.
The puppy, Millie (pictured above), has found a forever home in Brighton after being born as a stray in Russia and undergoing life-changing surgery
Kasey Carlin (above), 25, made the negotiation via Google translate and with the help of her employers, the Wild At Heart Foundation , an animal rescue organisation
Millie, or ‘snot monster’ as she’s affectionately nicknamed by her rescuer, Kasey Carlin, 25, was subjected to the worst possible start in life.
Born as a stray in Russia, Millie was found dying on the streets by animal activists. She had been shot in the face multiple times and her severe facial injuries were most likely from someone deliberately stamping on her.
When Millie was rescued from the cold, she was attempting to claw the rotten mess of her snout away from her own face.
Fortunately, Millie’s horrendous journey came to the attention of Kasey.
After weeks of fund-raising and sending emails to the Russian animal sanctuary Vyberimenya where Millie was based, Kasey was able to negotiate Millie’s evacuation to the UK.
She made the negotiation via Google translate and with the help of her employers, the Wild At Heart Foundation, an animal rescue organisation looking to tackle the world’s 600 million stray dog population.
Since arriving in the UK a little over a month ago, Millie has undergone further surgeries to help her lead a normal life.
Her right eye was removed – as it was underdeveloped after bullet shrapnel became embedded during her painful formative months – and she had a new nose attached.
Millie (left) with Bella (middle), who Ms Carlin is currently fostering, and her sister Maggie (right), who was found in horrific condition in her native home Lebanon
Ms Carlin with Millie. After weeks of fund-raising and sending emails to the Russian animal sanctuary Vyberimenya, she negotiated the dog’s evacuation to the UK
An x-ray of Millie’s head, with her entire face left ‘shattered’ following the attack, in which she was stomped on and shot in the face multiple times
Kasey, who was born in Scotland, was delighted with the latest furry addition to her family.
She said: ‘When I saw her, I just fell in love with her instantaneously. She had no nose and a tube to help her breathe and smell but she was just so happy in her videos. My heart melted and I had to have her.
‘My desire to give her a loving home only increased after I heard about her story. When she was picked up, her face was just totally shattered, a complete mess. She was trying to claw away the rotting mulch where her nose had been.