Rescue Dog Who Lost Her Nose After Being Shot Finds a Forever Home | 22 Words

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?

These adorable creatures are basically the best things on earth. If you’re ever feeling down in the dumps, a dog is guaranteed to make you feel better.

They are truly man's best pals.

Whether they’re causing mischief, giving us those puppy eyes when they want a treat, or taking up the entire sofa, many of us couldn’t live without our furry friends.

Once you become a dog-parent, there's no going back...

It’s hard to imagine a life without having a pooch to come home to.

In an age where the internet is so divided, there's one thing we can all agree on...

How utterly amazing (and adorable) our four-legged friends are.

Sadly, so many pooches are lost, abandoned or dumped - being left to fend for themselves.

Though there is some light at end of the tunnel for many of these doggos - who end up getting rescued and eventually adopted into new families.

Many animal shelters are simply overflowing...

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And, 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.

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Millions 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.

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And 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.

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So many dogs are abused, abandoned, and neglected.

And that was sadly the case for one pup named Millie.

Millie remarkably survived being stamped on and shot several times.

She was rescued by Kasey Carlin in Russia where she was a stray dog and was found close to death in the street.

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When she was discovered, she was trying to claw the rotting snout away from her face.

After a fundraising effort...

Millie was brought to the U.K. by the Wild at Heart Foundation.

The poor pup had to undergo life-changing surgery.

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But she was still left with a floppy tongue and crushed snout.

Despite her injuries, Millie is full of life.

She can even be seen excitedly running towards the vets who operated on her in a heartwarming video. Keep scrolling to take a look.

She's since had further surgeries, however.

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And has had to have an eye removed because of bullet shrapnel.

But, amazingly...

She found her forever home with Kasey.

Kasey is currently looking after 4 dogs, 3 of her own (Mishka, Maggie, and Millie) and one foster (Bella).

Maggie is also disabled, having endured heart-wrenching abuse. She was found in horrific condition in Lebanon, tied to a box with her eyes shot out, her ear cut off, her jaw broken, and bullet wounds all over her body.

Maggie is now a highly sought-after therapy dog.

And has even been nominated for a national bravery award.

Despite all the trauma she has suffered, Kasey says Millie is now a “very happy dog."

"She’s fully healed and in no pain – the vet’s given her the all-clear. "The only thing I could possibly complain about, but I can’t even complain about it, is that she drools when she’s hungry because she’s missing that part of her jaw. But I drool when I’m hungry too," she added.

Kasey says Millie's friendly nature is "infectious."

Which often sees her attracting a lot of attention from strangers. "Instantly people usually stroke dogs under the chin but she’s a bit dribbly so they go to stroke her on top of the head. But she’s so happy – I’m yet to meet somebody that she’s not won over." What an extraordinary doggo! Interested in more dog content? Keep scrolling to see the woman who came back from vacation with a stray dog…