This Deformed Dog Is Still In Good Spirits Despite Suffering Horrific Abuse

“I can’t believe that, despite all she’s been through, she still has this amazing ability to love and forgive,” the dog’s new owner said.

Meet Khalessi, a young pit bull in Florida who’s endured nightmarish abuse but lived to wag her tail.

Meet Khalessi, a young pit bull in Florida who's endured nightmarish abuse but lived to wag her tail.

Lisa Otto / Via Facebook: khalessithepitbull

Stephanie Paquin, the founder and director of the dog fostering group Passion 4 Pits, told BuzzFeed News she and her husband, Mike Fleury, rescued Khalessi from an Orlando shelter on Aug. 8.

Stephanie Paquin, the founder and director of the dog fostering group Passion 4 Pits, told BuzzFeed News she and her husband, Mike Fleury, rescued Khalessi from an Orlando shelter on Aug. 8.

Lisa Otto / Via Facebook: khalessithepitbull

The dog, who’s believed to be under 2 years old, had been found dumped on the lawn of a senior citizen’s house some three days before.

Paquin, a veterinary assistant, said she was warned before she met Khalessi that the dog had been physically deformed as a result of the abuse she had suffered, but she and her husband were still overcome with emotion when they laid eyes on her.

“We met her and I just immediately started to cry,” Paquin said. “Her eyes are so happy and she’s so joyful to get any attention. She’s wriggling and her tail is wagging, but you can see the damage that has been done to her face.”

“She was so happy, but I was trying so hard just to keep it together.”

 

The Orlando vet told Paquin that Khalessi had been “systematically abused” over a long time, with the dog missing a nose and sinus cavity, as well as suffering a broken back, broken ribs, and hind legs that no longer work.

The Orlando vet told Paquin that Khalessi had been

Lisa Otto / Via Facebook: khalessithepitbull


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