Meet Millie, the happy-go-lucky dog who can teach all humans a lesson or two about being grateful and not losing hope. Millie was shot multiple times and was also stamped on. Even after facing such difficulties, Millie’s footage showed her enthusiastic nature – running and jumping around in Brighton. Her floppy tongue and distorted snout did not prove to be a hindrance as she excitedly greeted the vets who would operate her. Also known as the snot monster, this bundle of joy was rescued by Kasey Carlin.
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Millie was rescued in Russia where she was a street dog. Carlin found the dog trying desperately to claw at her distorted snout as she was in extreme pain. Efforts were made to raise funds for the surgery that the dog needed in order to survive. The Wild at Heart Foundation made arrangements for her treatment in the UK. Not only did the poor dog have a rotting snout, one of her eyes was damaged by a bullet. However, Millie is recovering from numerous surgeries according to Carlin.
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“Saturday mornings are pretty nice. Mom doesn’t work and she sits in bed with me telling me how amazing I am!” -Millie • • • #disableddog #disableddogs #disabledpet #disabledpets #specialneedsdog #specialneedsdogs #specialneedspets #specialneedspet #beautifuldog #cutepuppy #bemoremillie
Carlin knew right from the first moment she saw the dog that she wanted to take care of her. She saw Millie’s rescue video where she was struggling to breathe but was charged with energy. When the dog was rescued, her snout was completely shattered and Carlin wanted to help the poor dog.
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“I found my home! Thank you for helping me get here. I’m so excited my new mom can’t get a good photo of me!” -Millie #bemoremillie • • • • What day we have had! Millie and I have met for the first time today and I couldn’t put into words the love I feel for her. She is a firecracker! So full of energy and ready to play at all times. She is definitely ping to keep me and her sisters on our toes! • She’s had her dinner and drink and then went on to ravage the toy box! Tonight we are going to try and settle her in for the evening and then tomorrow I will begin introducing her to Maggie, Mishka and Bella. • I want to thank each and every person who donated to help me and @wild_at_heart_foundation get Millie and Mitya into the UK and more importantly thankful you for donating to get them the surgery they do desperately need. If you’d like to donate to help other dogs in need of medical care, @wild_at_heart_foundation have created a separate donation campaign which will allow us to help other dogs with serious medical needs. There is a link for it found in our bio and stories. Again I can’t thank you enough for your love, generosity and support. I hope you fall in love with Millie like you have with Maggie! Love to you all, tonight I’m going to snuggle my sweet furry family! ❤️ • • • #rescuedogs #rescuedogsofig #rescuedogsofinsta #rescuedogsoflove #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuedogsrule #rescuedogsoflove #wunderdogs
How did such a happy dog get abused so brutally? Her story is ambiguous but Carlin believes she was used for target practice or maybe someone tried to euthanize her but failed. Millie’s pictures went viral on Instagram and Carlin saw them. She immediately sent out texts to trace her and give the dog a loving home. Irina from Vyberimenya, the shelter, communicated with Carlin and they began the rescue process.
Mother of four dogs, three belonging to her and one foster, Carlin couldn’t be happier. Maggie, Mishka, Millie, and Bella are a part of her family. Maggie had also been abused previously and is disabled. She was found in Lebanon, her eyes shot out, an ear cut off, a broken jaw, and with multiple bullet wounds over her body. The dog was tied to a box in such a pathetic condition but now she is doing well. In fact, Maggie is a popular therapy dog and was nominated for a bravery award too.
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“Hello my name is @milliethewunderdog ” – Millie • • • Millie is a 1 year old rescue who currently lives in Russia. Originally named Linda, she was rescued by @vyberimenya who gave her the care she needed. Millie was brutally attacked as a puppy. Shot in the face but thankfully she was found and nursed back to health by foster mom @shelter_animals_grandovskay • millie is a normal dog in every way except her looks. She can smell and breath through an artificial nose created by her vets. Her nose has been shortened after her jaw bones were shattered by the gun shots. She is so happy and full of life! She can eat normally as well as drink although that long tongue gets in the way and this is something that the vet will need to address when she arrives. Millie can run, jump, play, chew and give kisses like any other dog can her only differences are her appearance. Infact she has a longer snout than many breeds such as pugs, and bulldogs. • I can’t wait for Millie to join the family but first things first, we need to raise funds. Millie will be travelling with Mitya! A sweet medium sized boy who has also suffered immensely at such a young age. His nose was cut off as well as his ears and tail. He needs our help as much as Millie does. Unfortunately the chances of either of these two finding homes in Russia is slim to none. Without our help they would likely spend their entire lives in the shelter. Please consider donating using the link in our bio. • • • #rescuedog #rescuedogs #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuedogsrock #rescuedogsrule #rescuedogsofig #rescuedogsofinsta #dogrescue #rescuedogsarethebest #rescuedoglife #rescuedogofinstagram #rescuedogsarethebestdogs #rescuedoglove #rescuedogsarebest #bemoremaggie #rescueddogsofinstagram #rescueddog #rescueddogs #rescueddogsrock
Millie is a happy and completely healed dog now. Despite her trauma, she is in good physical and mental state. The only bad habit that she has is her inability to control her drool as her jaw is broken. Millie being a special dog does attract attention from strangers on the street who are soon taken over by her charm she enjoys a good number of head pats for her friendly nature.
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