It’s been half a year since we admitted Katy to the shelter – her mouth ripped apart in a way that is hard to imagine – her teeth and jaw crushed to pieces, with a missing nose… But also with two fat, well looked after puppies – raised with such dedication and strength by our unusual girl, despite the nightmare of the pain.
Thanks to your generosity and d-r Zlatinov’s amazing talent, our gentle “monster” was operated successfully and became a little lion, only without the mane. There was no way to reconstruct her missing face, but what was left of the old one was put together, and the kind doctor even managed to create a nose of some sort, and Katy didn’t lose her sense of smell.
And after that… there were months in waiting. We wrote to tens of people and organizations abroad – it is a fact that rehoming such an unusual dog would be nearly impossible in Bulgaria. But even in places where people show more kindness to animals in need – no one wanted to take her in. She is not just missing a paw or an eye. Every look at her reminds of the cruelty we are capable of, the suffering she has been through… A walking and curious example of how bad we can be.
But the world is great! And salvation is always just around the corner. Because, dear friends, Katy is now happy in her new home. Like so:
Katy earned a place in the heart of our amazing friend Tom Chesser, in Canada. Yes, the adopter of Little Mook (the baby who came in with two paws chopped-up with scissors), Negarcheto (the gipsy dog who was hit by a train, losing a leg and his tail), Joan of Arc (who came to us cut up in hundreds of places – someone’s scalpel practice)…
But all this is in the past… today our lady is a proud and devoted Canadian! She loves the long walks with Tom and his gang in the field, fights like the little lion that she is – for every possible treat and hug, and she is smiling, no – laughing at the way things turned out!
Because when you are so brave and strong, so loyal and devoted, when you know life is for living and you don’t give up – there’s no other way. No other way than to be granted happiness! Even if you are “just” a worthless dog – without a voice, without a nose, and seemingly – without a future.
Be happy, dear Katy!
Be very, very, very happy!!!
Every day of your wonderful life next to Tom and his colorful gang of lucky misfits…
this month we managed to send 89 dogs and 5 cats to their new homes abroad. We are sorry for not being able to share them with you, but there is so much work to be don, we hardly can sit at the computer to tell you about them. So many lovely animals have found their happy forever homes, some of them have lived years in the shelter cages – Rado, Zabcho, Ollie, Little Ethan, Amphonia, Timmy, Yan Bibian, Big Grozdan, Spasena, Amy, Bogi (wait till you hear about him!!!), blind Prometheus and so many others – all the way to 94!
There are tens of patients in our clinic, so many neutered and operated for soft tissue-surgeries, placed in foster homes… At the same time, since we haven’t found the time to tell you all about it – there are so few donations, almost none… Currently, we are unable to even buy vaccines for the puppies we have – 47 at the shelter currently, 28 in foster care.
Please, we ask you from all our hearts, if you have any opportunity to make a donation – even a very small one, do it. Our work is beginning to stall, and there is so much to be done before the winter…