Dog Missing Part Of Face Was Left For Abandoned By Owners, But A Life-Changing A Second
Everyone loves cute dogs… but all dogs are beautiful on the inside, and the ones who look a little different are worthy of our love, too. Some animal shelters have said that “ugly” dogs are less frequently adopted and have had to encourage adopters to see past superficial looks.
The dog was missing half of his nose, as well as part of his lips. His teeth were crooked and he had bite marks, as if he had been badly attacked by another animal. He struggled to eat and b.reathe. Animal control was able to track down Bjarni’s owners… but heart–breakingly, they didn’t care at all about having their dog returned, and reportedly left him for d.e.a.d.
With his family turning their backs, Bjarni was brought back to the shelter… but luckily, some guardian angels swept in to give the poor dog the care he needed..
Anne Graber, the founder of Texas animal rescue group St. Francis’ Angels, got word of Bjarni’s story and took him in, determined to keep him in their care until he was recovered and adopted to a new home. Despite the dog’s disfigurements, Graber says that the dog still had a playful energy, calling him “vivacious and engaging.”
The surgery gave Bjarni a fresh start… and a few months later, he got a new family. Graber says she was happy to help Bjarni, saying she knows how things could’ve easily gone differently for him if he hadn’t gotten help.