HOUSTON — He may be missing half of his nose but Bjarni is full of love. Thanks to Anne Graber, founder of Texas-based St. Francis’ Angels, and tons of absolute strangers who want to see an abused dog have a great life, Bjarni will get to have a second chance.
No one is certain of Bjarni’s past but what is known is that he was found wandering the streets of Houston. An animal control worker spotted him and brought him to a local shelter. His family was contacted but they didn’t want him back. Even when they were told he may have to be euthanized, the family did not seem to care.
After the shelter contacted Graber, she took him under her wing and made a promise to him that he would always be loved and that he would have his face fixed.
“He appears to have been involved in numerous dog attacks judging by the bite scars on his body, which is difficult to fathom due to his wonderful nature,” Graber told the Daily Mail.
Because of his disfiguration, Bjarni has difficulty breathing and eating. That hasn’t stopped him from showing everyone his personality.
“Vivacious and engaging, he is totally unaware of his limitations and disfigurement,” Graber said. “He loves everything that moves.”
After opening an online fundraiser, Graber was able to raise $5,100 to go towards his medical costs. Veterinarian Jason Balara just completed his surgery this week and said everything went smoothly.
Although Bjarni will never look exactly like other dogs, he still deserves to be loved just as much. With hopes of finding him a home in two months, Garber says she is thankful for all the help she has received.
“We could not possibly have done this without your support. Many, many thanks to you all.”