On a afternoon of January afternoon, Mugsy crossed a green grass like a whitish brown arrow playing catches.
His owner, Sam Taylor, a resident of Burnaby, B.C., threw a brown and brown hedgehog, and the seven-month-old puppy pursued him, making a tail like any other dog.
But Mugsy is not like any other dog.
"It looks like Voldemort, but he has the heart of Harry Potter and his friends," Taylor said with a laugh, as he embraced the puppy.
On February 12, Mugsy will undergo the third surgery of his life to repair the damages caused by the acid that was thrown.
Dog for surgery
This surgery, which will take place in Vancouver, will create nose openings and use the tip of the ear to replace the body and the body in the upper part of the nose, Taylor said.
The dog will be temporarily blind, since the ear bends over his face and is attached to the nose, so a blood supply is formed from the ear to the nose, said , and added that the ear acts as a graft.
The next surgery will take stents to the site of the nostrils and will deploy the ear, he said.
Both surgeries are expected to cost up to $ 7,000.
"It's not a guarantee, but (the doctor) looked optimistic," Taylor said, smoothing the left ear of the dog, which will be used to create the bridge of the nose.
Mugsy was born in Iran, and when he was 40 days old, someone threw an acid cleaner on his face while playing on the outside. Most of the pupi's face melted, including the lip, the right eye and the right ear.
Although his Iranian family loved, they could not afford all the treatment that Mugsy would need, so they decided to let him fall.
But at the veterinarian's office in Iran, a Persian Rescue volunteer and the Rescue of the Last Dog participated.
He also offered to pay the elimination of the eyes of the mixture of Maltese-Japanese species, which caused more pain to the puppy.
The volunteer was worried about an infection in the dog's nasal cavity and decided that the best chance for their survival would be if it was adopted by someone in North America who could afford to care, Taylor said.
"I really want to help this dog"
Last fall, Taylor, who works as a laboratory assistant at a Vancouver downtown hospital, was navigating to Rescue from Estimated to the last dog, who finds homes for lost local dogs and international
I was looking to make a donation to the site when I saw a blurry image that I read, "graphic injury."
"I thought it can not be so bad," he said.
"It was very, very graphic. I read his story and right and I heard:" Oh, I really want to help this dog. "
She thought for an hour: just a donation would not help because the dog needed a surgery not available in Tehran, and then asked her room companion, who agreed to have a dog in the house.
"And I showed him a picture, and she said:" Whoa, OK ".
After filling in a request by the end of October, Taylor waited two months for Mugsy. A family that visited Vancouver took Mugsy with them, he said, and pointed out that they had previously brought other dogs.
When I got to Mugsy, I was very scared, Taylor said. She barked and howled and did not leave her refuge traveling for about an hour.
And even after leaving, he did not eat or drink much.
"She is very pampered"
"But now he is very damaged," said Taylor, with Mugsy close. "Squash and whole-grain rice and sweet potatoes are put into your food. It's very beloved."
Mugsy was called Hapoochi in Iran, which means a small puppy, but Taylor said he did not pronounce the name because his teammate would appropriate Mugsy's name.
"She has the cup for that," she said, with a laughter.
Asked why he adopted a dog from another country when there are many dogs in Canada that need help, Taylor said that it is "incidental" that Mugsy is from Iran.
Once he saw Mugsy on the website, he said he could not stop thinking about it.
"I do not think animals have borders and borders. They do not have nationality," said Taylor. "I can understand if people think it's a little colic."