While most people love cute dogs, we must remember that all dogs are beautiful inside out, and those that look different still deserve our love. Unfortunately, many animal shelters have noticed that “ugly” dogs are less frequently adopted, and they have had to encourage adopters to see past physical appearances. However, Bjarni, a mixed-breed dog, was rescued by some kindhearted individuals despite his unique physical appearance.
In 2015, animal control officers in Huntsville, Texas, found Bjarni with half of his nose and part of his lips missing. His teeth were crooked, and he had bite marks, as if he had been attacked by another animal. His family had given him up, and they didn’t care about his welfare.
Fortuitously, Bjarni caught the attention of Anne Graber, the founder of St. Francis’ Angels, a Texas-based animal rescue group. She decided to take him in and committed to taking care of him until he was fully healed and ready to be adopted into a new loving family.
Graber organized a successful fundraiser through Facebook to pay for Bjarni’s surgery to repair his nose, reconstruct his face, and realign his sinus cavities. The surgery was a big success and made Bjarni more adoptable, making it easier for him to breathe and eat.
A few months after the surgery, Bjarni found his forever home with a loving couple who were smitten with him the moment they saw him.
Graber was happy to have helped Bjarni and believes that animals have a set course to teach us humanity and compassion.
Bjarni’s heartwarming story proves that all dogs, regardless of their physical appearance, deserve love and care. We should see beyond their looks and value their unique personalities. Share this story to inspire others to see the beauty in all dogs.