Maggie, a 5-year-old dog, is a miracle dog considering the difficulties she has previously overcome in order to live. She sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇᴅ being sʜᴏᴛ 17 times, finding a forever home, and becoming a registered ᴛʜᴇʀᴀᴘʏ dog.
Picked up off the streets in Lebanon almost a year ago, Maggie was found ʙʟɪɴᴅ, ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ and ᴍɪssɪɴɢ ᴀɴ ᴇᴀʀ and both of her eyes after being sʜᴏᴛ 17 times. But despite the ʜᴏʀʀᴏʀs she has ᴇɴᴅᴜʀᴇᴅ, Maggie is still a bundle of joy and love, greeting everyone she meets as a new friend.
Someone in Lebanon noticed the sᴀᴅ dog and took to social media to ask for help. After reading the request, a lady in London contacted The Wɪʟᴅ Aᴛ Hᴇᴀʀᴛ Fᴏᴜɴᴅᴀᴛɪᴏɴ for assistance. Maggie was ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇᴅ. She did, however, have to undergo sᴜʀɢᴇʀɪᴇs and other ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛs before being placed for adoption and eventually finding her forever family in Brighton, Eɴɢʟᴀɴᴅ.
Kasey Carlin, 25, is the owner of Maggie, a YouTube sensation with over 248,000 Instagram followers. Kasey quit her job as a dog walker to devote her full attention to Maggie’s Instagram account. Kasey said: “She has taught myself and others so many lessons; we all know what she stands for because we were taught it. But she reminds me of them on a daily basis. Don’t judge a book by its cover; love conquers all; be humble; live life to the fullest; serve others; you create your own happiness; and you can achieve anything if you believe! Everyday she reminds me to strive to be better and achieve better.”
Maggie recently became a ᴛʜᴇʀᴀᴘʏ dog and has been visiting ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟs, nursing homes, and colleges, where everyone can sense her peace and joy. At home, Maggie has won the ʜᴇᴀʀᴛs of both her owners and Kasey’s other dog, Mishka. Kasey says: “I’m astounded every day by how many people are involved in her story. For so long, no one cared about her that when I decided to foster her, it was because no one else did! I’m thrilled she can share such an important message with the world.”