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.
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.
‘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.
“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.