The internet is pretty much obsessed with dogs - and with good reason. Canine cuties seem to be amongst the purest aspects of modern life. But that makes it all the more tragic when one is treated as anything less than the angel they are.
That was certainly the case for one doggo, who endured abuse so severe that it resulted in her losing her nose. Now, she's found a forever home.
Keep scrolling to read her inspiring story...
Is there anything better than a dog?
They are truly man's best pals.
Once you become a dog-parent, there's no going back...
In an age where the internet is so divided, there's one thing we can all agree on...
Sadly, so many pooches are lost, abandoned or dumped - being left to fend for themselves.
Many animal shelters are simply overflowing...
via: Getty ImagesAnd, according to statistics from the Humane Society, 6 to 8 million cats and dogs enter shelters here in the U.S. each year.
But these animal shelters aren't always the safest places for these animals.
via: Getty ImagesMillions of these animals are euthanized every year due to the lack of space and people interested in adopting.
It's a devastating reality of animal homelessness.
via: Getty ImagesAnd statistics show that, out of the 3 million cats and dogs euthanized in shelters every year, around 2.4 million are actually healthy, and would have been fit for adoption with a new owner.
It's unthinkable why anyone would be so cruel to an animal.
via: Getty ImagesSo many dogs are abused, abandoned, and neglected.
And that was sadly the case for one pup named Millie.
She was rescued by Kasey Carlin in Russia where she was a stray dog and was found close to death in the street.
via: InstagramWhen she was discovered, she was trying to claw the rotting snout away from her face.
The poor pup had to undergo life-changing surgery.
via: InstagramBut she was still left with a floppy tongue and crushed snout.
Despite her injuries, Millie is full of life.
She's since had further surgeries, however.
via: InstagramAnd has had to have an eye removed because of bullet shrapnel.