Woman seeks £12,000 for surgery for puppy whose nose was cut off in unbelievable cruelty
Kate Comfort fell in love with collie-cross Bonnie – who was found on a railway track with a missing leg, no tail and no front half of her muzzle.
Bonnie's injuries were so severe vets reckon she was struck by a train just days after being born.
But pretty 26-year-old Mrs Comfort reckons Bonnie suffered injuries at the hands of a cruel person, and is desperate to do whatever she can to help the lively dog.
It is thought Bonnie suffered injuries at the hands of a cruel person
Bonnie was presumed to have been hit by a train but our vet told us that it could have been caused by a human
Mrs Comfort took Bonnie home to Snowdown, Kent, after the three-legged dog was brought over from Romania by charity Beacon Animal Rescue.
Her local vets in Canterbury told Kate they think the horrific injuries may have been inflicted by a person, so now Mrs Comfort is trying to raise £6,500 to pay for life-changing surgery for the pup.
She said: "Bonnie was presumed to have been hit by a train but our vet told us that it could have been caused by a human.
"In Romania, where she was found, people apparently burn dogs' noses to make them better guard dogs.
Mrs Comfort is trying to raise £6,500 to pay for life-changing surgery for the pup
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"When I saw Bonnie I just had to bring her home.
"People were saying put her down, it'll be kinder. It's really upsetting.
"If only they could see her now and see how happy she is."
Dementia support worker Miss Comfort took in Bonnie from the Beacon Animal Rescue Centre in Canterbury, adding to three dogs she has already rescued.
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Handout photo issued by the Orangutan Foundation of Aan, a critically-endangered orangutan who was blinded after being shot more than 100 times with an air rifle. Aan is to undergo an operation that could restore her sight.
Bonnie's owner Miss Comfort is raising money to help fund an operation which will give her a prosthetic leg and nose – but the leg is most important because her stump still causes her much pain.
The surgery on her face will involve removing some of her teeth and pulling the skin over the top of her mouth – and a plastic nose.
Mrs Comfort said: "I don't care about how she looks and neither does my husband, Ross, but raising this money will really benefit her."
Mrs Comfort adopted two-year-old Bonnie last summer and has created a funding page to raise the money.
To donate, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/BonnieFund