A dog without a nose, almost put down because nobody wanted her, has finally found a home.
Bonnie, a Border Collie cross, was rescued in Romania and was about to be put down because of the extent of the injuries she suffered as a stray dog.
The dog was found with her snout omitted, leaving a large, open wound and missing part of her left foreleg.
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Bonnie, a Border Collie cross missing his nose and part of his leg, has finally found a home
The dog was found with her snout omitted, leaving a large, open wound and missing part of her left foreleg
Kate Comfort, 29, from Canterbury, saw Bonnie on Facebook and adopted her months later
Bonnie was transferred to the UK by Beacon Animal Rescue Center where Kate Comfort, 29, from Canterbury, saw Bonnie on their Facebook page.
It was love in the first place for Kate and Bonnie was officially adopted her a few months later.
Kate, a civil servant, said: “We have adopted Bonnie from Beacon Animal Rescue Center run by my best friend Rebecca.
& # 39; Rebecca posted her with her beautiful big soulful eyes and huge ears and I just fell in love.
& # 39; I struggled at first to convince my husband – because we already had three dogs – but nobody wanted Bonnie, so I said I would promote her until we could find her the perfect home.
Bonnie was rescued in Romania and was about to be put down because of the extent of the injuries she sustained as a stray
& # 39; The fact that no one wanted her made me want her more, she was vulnerable and needed love.
& # 39; It turned out that her perfect house was our home and we finally adopted Bonnie herself! & # 39;
Kate admits that at first she was alarmed by Bonnie's appearance, but got used to it as she spent more time with the dog.
Kate and her husband, 31, wanted to gain experience in caring for dogs with unique needs, but fell in love with Bonnie and couldn't give up on her.
When deciding to adopt her, they started raising funds for Bonnie to get a prosthetic leg, but the wound on her stump kept opening.
They were advised to remove it and wished they had done it before; Bonnie is now completely pain-free and as agile as the other dogs in the pair.
Kate admits that at first she was alarmed by Bonnie's appearance, but got used to it as she spent more time with the dog
Kate and her husband, 31, wanted to gain experience in caring for dogs with unique needs, but fell in love with Bonnie and couldn't give her up
Kate said: “We thought about paying for Bonnie to undergo the operation, but once we realized that it would be purely cosmetic and would not have had a positive impact on her life, we decided not to do it.
& # 39; We thought Bonnie would undergo surgery to try her there & # 39; normal & # 39; would have been cruel.
& # 39; Our Bonnie is perfectly imperfect, we love her the way she is and if anyone is offended by how she looks, that's their problem – not ours. & # 39;
Despite some negative comments about Bonnie, she has 14,000 followers on Instagram, where her name is Bonnie the Brave and her photos get thousands of likes.
Kate added: “I originally created an Instagram page for her when we tried to raise money for her to undergo surgery, but although the operation never took place, her followers grew and grew and we are overwhelmed by how much impact Bonnie has on people.
It is not certain what happened with Bonnie's face with all her nose and front part of her mouth missing
Despite some negative comments about Bonnie, she has 14,000 followers on Instagram
& # 39; She is an advocate of unique dogs and we have had so much kindness and positivity, it is just incredible.
& # 39; Personally, most people are surprised about her, but again, we have had some negative reactions.
& # 39; There have been people who actively shouted at Bonnie and shouted with one person who even tried to kick her.
& # 39; People have referred to her as & # 39; the & # 39; or an & # 39; thing & # 39; that hurts my feelings because she deserves as much love as any other dog.
It is not certain what happened to Bonnie's face when all her nose and front part of her mouth are missing, but they suspect it was done by a person when she lived on the street.
Kate said: & # 39; Bonnie is one of the best things that happens to us and I am so happy that we have given her the home and family she deserves & # 39;
Kate said: & # 39; We don't know for sure what happened to Bonnie, the girl and her mother who found Bonnie thought it was a train because they had seen her there before.
& # 39; The other suggestion is that an animal did it, maybe a fox or a wolf or even a human, but we just don't know that.
& # 39; Nevertheless, Bonnie is not wary of people, so if it was a person, she is very forgiving.
& # 39; But again, animals are forgiving beings – they never fail to surprise me with how tolerant and forgiving they are when subjected to cruelty and abuse.
& # 39; I prefer animals to people, I wish we were more like them, and therefore I might surround myself with animals, rather than with people.
& # 39; Bonnie is one of the best things that happens to us and I am so happy that we have given her the home and family that she deserves. & # 39;
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