Dog found dying after being shot and stamped on finds new home in the U.K.

A dog who survived being tied to a box, shot hundreds of times and cut finds a new home thousands of miles away.

Millie sparked a fundraising campaign after images of her injuries were posted on Instagram by the vets who rescued the Russian-born dog.

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MEET MILLIE | This is Millie, the second of our Russian dogs making their way to new lives in the UK today. @milliethewunderdog will be arriving later this week and will be living with our ever-fabulous @maggiethewunderdog and amazing owner, Kasey. _ Millie was just a tiny pup when she was shot at close range, just like Maggie. When she was found, she had suffered horrific cruelty and injury to her face at the hands of humans. Millie lost part of her nose and has a severely shortened muzzle where most of her jaw had shattered and could not be saved. As a result, Millie has an extremely long tongue that hangs out of her mouth most of the time and can become very dry. But she hasn’t let her facial disfigurement dampen her spirits and continues to be the most fantastic and characterful pup! _ Millie, along with Mitya, will need specialist surgery in order to overcome the cruelty once subjected upon her. This will allow her to live a long, happy and healthy life. You’ve already helped to allow these dogs to make their journey to the UK, we are so close to hitting our target to enable the specialist treatment these wonderful dogs need so please dig a little deeper if you can! _ Please help us give Millie and Mitya the best ever welcome home present and consider donating towards their surgery, allowing them to a new chance at life! Link to donate is in our bio. _ Thank you so much for all your donations already and we can’t wait to show you updates once they arrive on UK soil! _ #dogrescuecharity #fundraisingappeal #fundraising #fundraisingfordogs #rescuedogsofrussia #russianrescuedogs #ukrescuedogs #rescuedogs #wildatheartfoundation #beliveindog #helpushelpthem #milliethewunderdog #disableddogs

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Left with floppy tongue

When she was found she was trying to claw the rotting mess of her snout away from her face, she had around 200 pellets in her body, her ear was cut off and her jaw broken, according to the Metro newspaper.

Millie, also affectionately known as Snot Monster, was flown to the U.K. by animal rescue organisation Wild at Heart Foundation and received further surgeries. She was left with a floppy tongue and had to have an eye removed.

“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,” her rescuer and new mom Kasey Carlin said, according to the Metro newspaper.

“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,” said Kasey, who is from Indiana, in the U.S. but has lived in the U.K. for a decade.

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THANK YOU! | We're bounding into the weekend like Millie, leaping with joy because we've hit our Russian dogs appeal fundraising target!! Thank you so so much to all of you for your incredible support and dedication to this campaign, we are so grateful. Your generosity has already changed Millie and Mitya's life – they've begun their journey to England and we're so excited to welcome them home tomorrow with the news that not only do they both have a warm bed waiting for them in a happy home, but we'll also be able to source them the specialist treatment they need! _ We can learn a lot from dogs who overcome trauma and abuse. Instead of disability, they show resilience and strength in the face of cruelty. Instead of hurt and sadness, they show an unquenchable thirst for life and all of its happy, playful pleasures. Instead of hate or revenge, they show willingness to forgive. Survivor dogs are incredible – whatever we're able to give them, they give back ten-fold. And that's why Wild at Heart Foundation are committed to helping more dogs just like Millie and Mitya. _ There are thousands more dogs in the world suffering from horrific injuries, still waiting for our help. Millie and Mitya's story was inspired by Peggy, and now its their turn to leave a legacy of their own! Compassion is catching and – that's why we've created the 'Millie & Mitya Rescue Fund', a dedicated campaign to raise further funds for unique cases such as these, where dogs suffering from traumatic and complex injuries and illnesses can have the chance to get the help they deserve. Please consider donating to their fund and helping pay it forward for those still waiting. Link in bio. _ We want to say a huge thank you from all of us here at Wild at Heart Foundation and the team of rescuers involved in Millie & Mitya's rescue appeal – we have been utterly blown away by the outpouring of generosity these dogs have inspired. In a world that can feel dark and dangerous all too often, the compassion and kindness of every single person who has taken the time donate is truly a wonderful thing 💛 _ #believeindog #disableddog #survivor #fighter #legacy #inspiration

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‘Used as target practice’

“We’re not sure if she was used as target practice before or if someone tried and failed to euthanize her – it’s more likely to be the former sadly.

“I found Millie’s images on Instagram and then I posted in every one of her photos and sent multiple messages to get in contact and see if she’s still available for adoption. I finally google translated my messages and Irina from the shelter Vyberimenya spoke with me.

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MITYA NEEDS A HOME | Mitya was only months old when he had his nose disfigured, and his ears and tail cut off. He was let loose in the world to fend for himself and, having sustained such brutal wounds, his chances at survival looked slim. Mitya must have been terrified – his short life had taught him that the world was not a kind place. But thankfully, his luck changed forever when a local dog-lover @sharikdog noticed a small, cowering shape in the shadows of the bushes by her house. _ As soon as she saw him, @sharikdog knew she had to help. Aided by a lot of patience, kind words and chicken, she coaxed the pup into her care, and fell instantly in love with his big brown eyes and the “tr-tr-tr” noise he made when breathing through his throat. She found it so endearing that she named him Mitya after a well known Russian children's book character – a loveable tractor! But after multiple attempted surgeries to rebuild his nose, it became clear that Mitya would need specialist help. Having seen Peggy's incredible survival story, @sharikdog reached out for our help. And it's thanks to your incredible generosity that we've been able to say yes! _ Mitya will be beginning his journey from Russia THIS WEEK! But he needs a home… Could you be the perfect foster / forever family for Mitya? We're now taking applications for foster, ideally those with a view to adopt. Mitya will need to be based in the greater London area to ensure vicinity to treatment. All Mitya's mdeical and care costs will be covered by the charity, allowing his new humans to focus on the most important job at hand: spoiling this gorgeous boy rotten and helping him on the road to recovery! _ Mitya is around 10 months old, and medium-large in size. He currently is in care with another dog and he gets on brilliantly with animals and humans alike. He loves to play and is very affectionate. He hasn't let his experiences stand in the way of life, and he lives every day to its fullest ❤ _ If you're interested in giving Mitya a home, please contact us on [email protected] You can donate to our Millie & Mitya rescue appeal via the link in our bio – thank you!

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“In less than three weeks her Russian shelter had raised the transport fees while I fundraised in the UK and in partnership with the Wild at Heart Foundation. In less than a week we had raised the funds that would give her the life-changing surgery she desperately needed.”

Millie is now a much sought-after therapy dog and has been nominated for a national bravery award.

We wish this sweet dog all the love and happiness. She really is a miracle.

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