They say there’s a hell of a lot to learn from animals, that our furry-friends can teach us lessons we might not be taught otherwise.
Well, one incredible dog named Maggie seems to certainly back up that theory. At just five-years-old, this pooch has been through more than most people would endure in ten lifetimes.
She’s risen to viral fame after having been found in Lebanon with her eyes shot out, one ear cut off, and her jaw broken. All told, it’s believed Maggie had been shot 17 times before being dumped on the streets. She was also pregnant when she was found.
Fortunately, Maggie’s story was far from over. Rescued by an animal charity named Wild At Heart Foundation, she was eventually adopted by an animal lover named Kasey, and relocated to Brighton, UK.
Despite all the trauma she had suffered, and the untold pain she must have gone through, Kasey became a therapy dog. Today, she even boasts a large following on Instagram.
“This person in Lebanon posted asking for help and a woman in London saw the post and got help,” Kasey told The Argus.
“Wild At Heart said they would take her in, even though it’s quite hard to get pets out of Lebanon.
“My mum saw Maggie’s post and said we had to foster her.
“I got home and saw the picture and agreed.”
It took a six-month online campaign to get Maggie out of Lebanon, but now she’s thriving. With 80,000 social media followers to her name, Maggie tours hospitals, care homes, and universities in a bid to help others heal and provide care.
Having passed the necessary exams, Maggie is a qualified therapy dog with Underdog International.
“She and I will speak to schools and work hands-on with youngsters,” Kasey said.
“I know what happened to Maggie was horrendous but if her story can educate and inspire others to do good then at least we can do our part to make this world a little brighter.”
Kasey, we can’t thank you enough for giving Maggie the second chance she so obviously deserves in life.
Meanwhile, Maggie herself has shown a bravery and determination we can only hope to match. We wish this fighting pup all the very best moving forward.
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