This Deformed Dog Is Still In Good Spirits Despite Suffering Horrific Abuse – Design You Trust

This Deformed Dog Is Still In Good Spirits Despite Suffering Horrific Abuse

Meet Khalessi, a young pit bull in Florida who’s endured nightmarish abuse but lived to wag her tail.

Stephanie Paquin, the founder and director of the dog fostering group Passion 4 Pits, told BuzzFeed News she and her husband, Mike Fleury, rescued Khalessi from an Orlando shelter on Aug. 8.

The pair had been at the shelter to pick up another unwanted pit bull set to be euthanized, when the shelter manager asked if they’d be prepared to take in a very special dog.

The dog, who’s believed to be under 2 years old, had been found dumped on the lawn of a senior citizen’s house some three days before.

Paquin, a veterinary assistant, said she was warned before she met Khalessi that the dog had been physically deformed as a result of the abuse she had suffered, but she and her husband were still overcome with emotion when they laid eyes on her.

“We met her and I just immediately started to cry,” Paquin said. “Her eyes are so happy and she’s so joyful to get any attention. She’s wriggling and her tail is wagging, but you can see the damage that has been done to her face.”

“She was so happy, but I was trying so hard just to keep it together.”

The Orlando vet told Paquin that Khalessi had been “systematically abused” over a long time, with the dog missing a nose and sinus cavity, as well as suffering a broken back, broken ribs, and hind legs that no longer work.

The homeowner who first called animal services wasn’t able to get a good look at the car that dumped Khalessi, giving police little to go off in their search.

Paquin said she hopes that news coverage of Khalessi’s story will lead to someone recognizing the dog so that her abuser can be found.


Via Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post

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