Several of herribs were broken, herback legs were dragging behind herand herspine was severely damaged.Worst of all, Khalessi'smuzzle was completely disfigured, someone had cut it off.With no nostrils, the poor dog wasforced to breathe through hermouth. This abominable cruelty is similar to what happened tothe poor dog Anubis, whose muzzle was also cut off.
Stephanie Paquin and her husband, Mike, the founders of the charityPassion 4 Pits, tookKhalessi to an emergency vet clinic inHays Town,Hudson, New York, when they first found her.For over five hours, surgeons tried to reconstruct herface, specifically hernasal passage,so that she could survive and breathe normally.
Between August and January,Khalessi spent a lot of time being operated on and the rest of her time recovering.But throughout this difficult time, she was constantly supported by her two rescuers, who offered her all the love in the world. Stephanie Paquin told theHuffingtonPost:
Khalessi is sweet, loving and amazing. She loves people, all people. She just wants attention and love.
Over the past few months,Khalessi has moved people all over the US. The dog was even honoured with a prize at the television show, "World Dog Awards".
Thanks to her enormous popularity,Stephanie andMike have received donations from people all over the world which has helped their charity,Passion 4 Pits,support a record number of dogs in difficult situations.Sadly,Khalessi is now facing another health issue, she suffers from kidney disease, and also a parasite disease which might be very serious.
Stephanie and Mike were thinking of putting her up for adoption but after her recent prognosis, they want to stay by her side for as long as possible."Whether she’s here six months, 12 months, or six years, she will get the best possible care, and she will deserve it.", Mike told thesite Dogster.