A dog with severe facial injuries was taken in on Friday by the non-profit rescue organization, Austin Pets Alive!
The female, mixed breed dog, dubbed "Victory," somehow survived having her lips and her nose cut from her face.
According to Austin Pets Alive!, Victory was discovered on Jan. 8, wandering alone through a Hutto, Texas, subdivision.
Since her discovery, the Hutto Animal Control has been providing Victory with care. Her injuries, however, were too severe for them to continue providing her with what she needs to fully recover.
The agency reached out to Austin Pets Alive!, which sprang into action to transfer the injured dog to their care.
Already, a foster home has been established for Victory, and plans are in the works for extensive veterinary care, including reconstructive surgery.
In typical dog style, Victory remains both forgiving, and loving, despite the horrific abuse that she has survived.
According to KVUE News, Kristen Peters with Austin Pets Alive! stated:
“She's done nothing but love on me all day today, and she's really captured my heart,”
Victory's veterinary expenses are expected to run into the thousands. Anyone hoping to donate towards her care can do so by clicking this link to Austin Pets Alive!
Anyone with information on this horrific case of animal cruelty is asked to call the Williamson County Crime Stoppers at (800) 253-STOP. There is a reward offered for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of Victory's abuser.
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