Millie was born a stray in Russia and was found by activists in a horrible condition. Damages to her snout were likely from someone stomping on her deliberately and she'd been shot at multiple times.
A puppy, who lost her snout after she was abused and shot at, underwent a life-changing surgery and now she has found her forever home. Millie, fondly known as 'snout master' by her rescuer Kasey Carlin, 25, had the worst possible start to life. Millie was born a stray in Russia and was found by activists in a horrible condition. Damages to her snout were likely from someone stomping on her deliberately and she'd been shot multiple times. When Millie was rescued, she was trying to claw her own snout away. However, her story caught Kasey's attention. After weeks of fund-raising and exchanging emails with the Russian animal sanctuary Vyberimenya, where Millie was based, Kasey was finally able to negotiate Millie's evacuation to the UK, reports The Daily Mail.
Puppy who lost her snout after being stamped on and shot in an appalling catalogue of abuse has now found a forever home after life-changing surgery— Corinne Owen (@owen_corinne) February 26, 2020
via https://t.co/eXRK7GnNHW ❤️ I hope she will now be happy 🙏🏻 https://t.co/XYt1HmePnK
Finally, when Millie arrived in the UK a little over a month ago, she underwent more surgeries to help her lead a normal life. She had to get her right eye removed as it was underdeveloped after bullet shrapnel became embedded during her formative months and it would have been extremely painful for her. She also had a new nose attached. "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," said Kasey who was happy to have Millie. "My desire to give her a loving home only increased after I heard about her story."
"It's possible that she was hit by a car but it's much more likely she was stamped on as her injuries are almost all on her face. There were several bullets in her too. 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 a week we had raised the funds to get her the specialist care she needed that would give her the life-changing surgery she desperately needed."
Kasey is a mom to four dogs: Mishka, Maggie, and Millie, and a foster, Bella. "I've always loved animals and always wanted to be a vet or conservationist when I got older. Now I get to work as an animal rescuer and therapist and it's just the best work. I love it. I love all my pets equally and they're just normal dogs, none of them suffer at all. They eat, drink, and play like any other dog. They're super happy and they make everyone they meet happy too. Considering everything they've been through, their spirit just constantly overwhelms me. They have so much love to give and they just want to be around people making them happy. They're perfect," she said.
Meanwhile, people on Twitter expressed their admiration for Millie. Pat Bermingham said: This young lady is a complete .darling .one heart of gold and these beautiful .dogs are meant to be .in this gorgeous young lady .care and attention .bless .her and these wonderful dogs .such a sad .and lovely story ..they are also gorgeous .long life to them .with there .beautiful young lady. Delores Walters added: Thank you from the bottom of my heart taking this beautiful animal and deer home and loving the animal to death probably the first time she's ever been loved may God bless you and the beautiful animal. Sally Nagle added: U poor baby. But so happy you have found a lovely lady to love and care for you the way you deserve. To the .ucking .unts who did this to you, keep a lookout because you never know when the devil comes knocking.