She looks like Voldemort but has the heart of Harry Potter and his friends. The puppy from Iran who had acid thrown in her face, is undergoing multiple surgeries in Vancouver, Canada that will try to create nostril openings and use the tip of her ear to replace the melted bone and skin on the top of her nose. There’s no guarantee that the surgeries will work, but the vet is very optimistic.
National Post (h/t RichardS) Mugsy was born in Iran, and when she was 40 days old somebody threw acidic cleaner on her face as she played outside. Most of the pup’s face was melted — including her lip, right eye and right ear. Although her Iranian family loved her, they could not afford all the treatment that Mugsy would need, so they decided to put her down.
But at veterinarian’s office in Iran, a volunteer from Persian Paws Rescue and Loved At Last Dog Rescue intervened. She also offered to pay for the Maltese-Japanese spitz mix’s eye removal, which was causing the pup the most pain.
The volunteer was worried about an infection in the dog’s nasal cavity and decided that the best chance for her survival would be if she was adopted by someone in North America who could afford the care ($7,000).
Sam Taylor, a resident of Burnaby, B.C, who works as a lab assistant at a hospital in downtown Vancouver, was browsing Loved At Last Dog Rescue, which finds homes for local and international stray dogs. She was looking to make a donation on the site when she saw a blurred-out image that read, “graphic injury.” “It was very, very graphic. I read her story and just and felt, ‘Oh I really want to help this dog.”‘
Once she saw Mugsy on the website, she said she couldn’t stop thinking about her. “I don’t think animals have boundaries and borders. They don’t have a nationality,” Taylor said. “I can understand if people think it’s a bit corny.”
On Feb. 12, Mugsy will undergo the third surgery of her tiny life to repair damage from acid that was thrown onto her. This surgery, to take place in Vancouver, will create nostril openings and use the tip of her ear to replace the melted bone and skin on the top of her nose, Taylor said. The next surgery will attach stents in place of nostrils and unfold the ear.
The following is a video that shows the way Iranian authorities are getting rid of stray dogs. Instead of using a lethal method that will at least be humane, they choose the least expensive poison – an acid that will corrode the animals’ guts while the dog is still alive.
OSNews The dogs and puppies scream in excruciating pain as their internal organs and tissues are chemically burned with the acid.
The video footage clearly shows groups of men responsible for this atrocity that leaves the hapless stray dogs writhing in agony before dying. This obscenity appears to be a regional attempt to control canine population levels.