A miracle dog who survived being shot 17 times has defied odds to become a registered therapy dog and ‘Instagram star’.
Maggie was found in Lebanon with 17 bullet wounds, her eyes shot out, her ear cut off and a broken jaw.
The 5-year-old pooch was also pregnant when she was discovered abandoned and tied to a box.
Last year, Maggie’s luck changed after she was rescued by animal charity, Wild At Heart.
After hearing Maggie’s horrific story, Kasey, a dog-lover from Brighton, decided to adopt the abandoned animal and offer it a better life.
Speaking to The Argus in May, Kasey explains:
This person in Lebanon posted asking for help and a woman in London saw the post and got help.
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.
After a six month online campaign, Kasey was able to organise Maggie’s removal from Lebanon.
Life for Maggie is considerably different in Brighton, reports BBC Online. Today, Maggie, or ‘Maggie the Wunderdog’, is inspiring animal lovers online.
She has more than 80,000 followers on Instagram and has become a registered therapy dog, visiting care homes, hospitals and universities to spread positivity.