Everyone loves to see cute dogs. All dogs are beautiful from the inside, and dogs with a slightly different look deserve our love too. Some animal shelters say “ᴜɢʟʏ” dogs are less likely to be adopted and must encourage adopters not to look at their former appearance.
A dog’s physical ʜᴀɴᴅɪᴄᴀᴘ caused the family to ᴀʙᴀɴᴅᴏɴ it regardless of what happened to it… but some kind rescuers gave it the care and love it needed most.
Animal control officers in Huntsville, Texas picked up a hybrid dog named Bjarni, which has a very distinct appearance. Tʜᴇ ᴅᴏɢ ʟᴏsᴛ ʜᴀʟꜰ of its nose, as well as part of its lips. His teeth were crooked and he had ʙɪᴛᴇ marks, as if he had been ᴠɪᴏʟᴇɴᴛʟʏ ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋᴇᴅ by another animal. Bjarni had ᴀ ʜᴀʀᴅ time eating and breathing.
Animal control was able to find Bjarni’s owner but ʜᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴇᴀᴋɪɴɢʟʏ they didn’t care at all for their dog to come back and are said to have left it to ᴅɪᴇ. They no longer wanted to keep him and were content to let him go
Turned on by his family, Bjarni was brought back to the shelter but fortunately, some rescue volunteers came to take care of this poor dog.
Anne Graber, the founder of the animal rescue group, learns of Bjarni’s story and adopts him, determined to keep him in their care until he recovers and is adopted into a new home.
Despite the dog’s ᴅᴇꜰᴏʀᴍɪᴛʏ, Graber says the dog still has a playful energy calling it “vivid and engaging.”
“He was completely unaware of his limitations and ᴅɪsᴛᴏʀᴛɪᴏɴs and it loved everything that moved,” says Graber. He overcame even the most ʙᴏssʏ and ᴀɢɢʀᴇssɪᴠᴇ dogs at our location.
Graber was determined to fix Bjarni’s face and contact groups that could perform the sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ. She sought out veterinarian Jason Balara, who agreed to fix the dog’s nose.
For the medical expenses people went through wonderfully well-wishers donated $5,100 for the sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ.
Reconstructed Bjarni’s face and realigned his nose with sinus cavities. Graber said that in addition to making the dog “very cute and very easy to feed” the sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ will improve his health by making it easier for him to breathe and eat.
And it was a huge success. Bjarni appeared looking like a brand new dog. The sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ gave Bjarni a fresh start and a few months later he had a new family.
A couple has brought the restored dog to a happy new home. “His parents were mesmerized from the first time they saw him”
It’s a very happy ending for a dog that has been through so much, all thanks to some kind hearted rescuers.