Lisa arrived at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley in Milpitas, California with quite an unusual appearance. Her eyes were swollen and puffy with a condition called “cherry eye” making them appear to protrude from her head.
Lisa’s startling facial deformation was highlighted by multiple chemical burn scars all over her face, allegedly from past abuse. Nobody knew what Lisa had been through, but the folks of the Humane Society were determined to find her a forever home.
Dogs with facial disfigurements are notoriously difficult to place for adoption, and Lisa’s case seemed no different. After lots of love and care and surgery to fix her disfigurement, Lisa was finally ready find her family… if anyone would have her.
“When you get an animal that has that facial disfigurement that Lisa has — it is hard to look at for some people,” Dowling [pictured above] of the Humane Society told the Huffington Post. “We had had a bunch of puppies and every single puppy had been adopted within the first hour and a half and it was Lisa that was still there at the end of the day.”
The Humane Society brought the loving little pup to every adoption event they hosted, until one day, Lisa found her forever home.
Renamed “Lucky” by her newly adoptive family, the little pup is well on her way to recovery and a happily ever after – cone covered head and all.
Here’s the Takeaway: Every life, no matter how small, is worth the chance to live life to the fullest. If ever you have the opportunity to help another thrive, do it! You never know when a beautiful story like Lucky’s will unfold.
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