Imagine being shot 17 times right in the face. You couldn’t scream for help because the bullet broke your jaw. You couldn’t see, as some of them went in the eye. You don’t even know if you will survive this trauma. But, most of all, you don’t know if your babies in the womb are okay.
Well, this ‘Instagram Star’, Maggie, defies all the odds and survives the horrific incident. This 5-year-old pooch was abandoned after she got pregnant. She was tied up to a box and thrown there to die. Last year, Wild A Heart, animal charity changed Maggie’s luck when they rescued from the same spot where she was left.
However, Maggie didn’t stay in a shelter for too long. Kasey, a dog-lover from Brighton heard the horrific story of Maggie and immediately decided to adopt the doggie. She vouched to better her life from the day onward and help her heal the emotional scar that dug deep.
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“This is my throw back Thursday! This time last year I started my journey to a new life with my mom and sister. My story isn’t over… in fact it’s only just begun. Will you help me rescue fur friends still out in Lebanon? All are disabled and are in need of someone willing to give them a chance. I know they look sad right now but with love they will all become amazing dogs.” -Maggie #bemoremaggie • • • This time last year Maggie started her rescue journey. She was found and rescued and was in such a sad state. She was given a second chance at life and she seized the opportunity. Look at how happy and full of love she is now. These five disabled dogs deserve that same chance. You can read thief story and donate using the link in the bio. Even if you only donate a £1.00 (you can skip 1 coffee or 2 bars of chocolate for a day and donate it to these furbabies) if you could donate please follow the link in our bio if not please repost this and share with your followers so some of them can help. #tbthursday • • • #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescue #rescuedogsrule #rescuepit #rescuedogsrule #rescuedogsofig #rescuedogsofinsta #adoptionjourney #adoptabledogsofinstagram #adoptame #adopts #adoptables #adoptdontshop❤️ #adoptdontshop🐾 #adoptadog #adoptionstory #wildatheartfoundation #lovealldogs
“THIS PERSON IN LEBANON POSTED ASKING FOR HELP, AND A WOMAN IN LONDON SAW THE POST AND GOT HELP. WILD AT HEART SAID THEY WOULD TAKE HER IN, EVEN THOUGH IT’S QUITE HARD TO GET PETS OUT OF LEBANON. MY MUM SAW MAGGIE’S POST AND SAID WE HAD TO FOSTER HER. I GOT HOME AND SAW THE PICTURE AND AGREED.”
Kale organized a six months long online campaign to remove Maggie from Lebanon. And her effort didn’t go on waste.
Not just her story is inspiring, Maggie herself is an inspiration. She is famous in the digital world with the name of “Maggie the Wunderdog.” With more than eight thousand followers on Instagram, she is also a registered therapy dog. She shares her positivity in every home, hospitals, and universities she visits.
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“Guess what….I am now a registered therapy dog!! Do you think I’ll be able to make people happy?” -Maggie #bemoremaggie #bemoredog • • • As many of you know.. Maggie has a heart that loves unconditionally!Her spirit is infectious! She has a has a big personality. And she has and aurora that is so calming. Her story catches the hearts of many and reminds us all of our inner strength. Since the first time I met Maggie I knew she would make a great therapy dog if she wanted to be. Thankfully we found a charity that not only uses the healing power of dogs but also teaches the importance of animal welfare. Yesterday me and Maggie went to meet with her assessor, @maherandhounddogtraining she flaunted her stuff and gave it her best go and she PASSED. Maggie is now a registered therapy dog with @underdog_international . She and I will speak to schools and work hands on with youngsters. I know what happened to Maggie was horrendous but if her story can educate and inspire others to do good then at least we can do our part to make this world a little brighter. • • • #therapydog #therapydogsrock #therapydogsofinstagram #therapydoglife #dogtherapy #gooddoggos #dogisgood #gooddoggie #gooddoggo #rescuedogs #rescuedogsarethebestdogs #rescuedogsofinsta #rescuedoglife #rescuedoglove #dogslove #lovedogs #doglover #blinddog #dogsofinstagram #dogsoflondon #rescuedogstory #disableddogsofinstagram #dogsaretherapy #dogsaremytherapy
Katey couldn’t contain her happiness as her pooch passed the test. She wrote on Instagram:
“YESTERDAY ME AND MAGGIE WENT TO MEET WITH HER ASSESSOR, @MAHERANDHOUNDDOGTRAINING SHE FLAUNTED HER STUFF AND GAVE IT HER BEST GO, AND SHE PASSED. MAGGIE IS NOW A REGISTERED THERAPY DOG WITH @UNDERDOG_INTERNATIONAL.”
“SHE AND I WILL SPEAK TO SCHOOLS AND WORK HANDS-ON WITH YOUNGSTERS. I KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO MAGGIE WAS HORRENDOUS, BUT IF HER STORY CAN EDUCATE AND INSPIRE OTHERS TO DO GOOD, THEN AT LEAST WE CAN DO OUR PART TO MAKE THIS WORLD A LITTLE BRIGHTER.”
Kasey insists Maggie as a ‘normal dog’ with an ‘infectious spirit’ even with the horrifying experience she had in the past. Kasey considers herself lucky to be a parent of such an inspiring soul. And she wouldn’t change a thing.
“SHE’S JUST BRILLIANT. SHE’S SO ENERGETIC AND BUBBLY. SHE WALKS OFF THE LEAD AND FOLLOWS ME AROUND. SHE MUST HAVE BEEN IN AGONY WITH ALL SHE’S BEEN THROUGH, BUT SHE NEVER HURT ANYONE AND SHE’S SO LOVING.”
Maggie loves to sneak up into the freezer when no one’s around.
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“One of the problems with being blind is that mom can sneak up on me…. “ -Maggie #bemoremaggie • • • *** EDIT*** Maggie hasn’t learned to open the fridge, I’d be in serious trouble if that was the case. I was unloading some groceries and she took advantage of my short absence. 😆 • Hello friend! Today was a beautiful end to a very long week. We spent much of the day surrounded by fur friends, did a bit of DIY, and now are home and in need of food and some documentaries. Any suggestions would be well received, only have Netflix at the minute. • As promised I have many adorable accounts for you to look at, all in our stories. There are rescue dogs, disabled dogs, pedigrees and mutt butts! Do check them out! • • • #perrosdeinstagram #dogspam #dogsofficial #dogsofgreatbritain #dogsarelove #dogsarebest #dogsarecute #dogsaremylife #dogsaremytherapy #dogsofcalifornia #puppyloversofinstagram #naughtydogs #dogsdogsdogs #perroloco #happypuppies #happydoggy #happydoggo #happydoghappylife #doghappy #happydoggie #amodogs
Despite her naughty soul, she has won many hearts all over the UK. Maggie, along with her proud momma, works full time helping others from depression both in the digital world and offline.
“SHE’S GOT A GREAT LIFE AND SHE WANTS SO MUCH OUT OF IT… I JUST WANT PEOPLE TO SEE THAT SHE’S LIVING LIFE.”
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