November 29, 2022
Blind Dog Used As 'Target Practice' Devotes Life To Helping Others

Blind Dog Used As ‘Target Practice’ Devotes Life To Helping Others

Maggie is a therapy dog who has actually had quite a life. While she may have a fantastic life full of love, she really did not start out like that.

She had suffered unimaginable horrors for years in Lebanon, where she was used as “target practice.”

Eventually, all that abuse left her blind and missing out on an ear, as well as with a damaged jaw. It was definitely terrible.

According to 7News, her proprietor, Kasey Carlin, put the horrific situation into words, showing Today, “They used a BB gun and used her as target practice. They had actually tied her up and shot her. She has about 200 pellets from her nose to her chest and some in her shoulders, but they’re all focused in her face.”

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Eventually, Maggie’s suffering concerned an end when she was rescued by Wild In mind Foundation.

From there, Maggie’s story went out and she was adopted by Kasey who brought her house to Brighton. Maggie’s pleased ending didn’t stop there. Out of the tragedy that was her start, came a chance for the wonderful dog to help get others via difficult times of their own.

Kasey placed Maggie right into training to be a treatment canine, and after completing a course in July 2019, she passed and became a completely qualified therapy dog!

For a while, Maggie dealt with a variety of people, but her main work was with dementia patients. Although, she had been known to make visits to police officers, firemens, and children in schools.

Maggie absolutely loved her job as a treatment canine, but unfortunately, the pooch had to put her duties on hold when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. For the whole of the pandemic, she was unable to make her usual visits to her regional treatment house. Luckily, with the easing of restrictions, Maggie has had the ability to return to her gos to with the patients of the care home.

Kasey better explained, “Even after a year of lockdown– she hasn’t seen Anne– when we went to go see her, she knew exactly where she was going. She’s totally blind, but she’ll lead you right to Anne’s room initially and after that she can go see other residents. She just intends to like everyone.”

Kasey has been very singing about Maggie’s tale, hoping to bring awareness to others about adopting the animals who are often overlooked, like older canines or dogs with disabilities.

She explained that initially, no one wanted Maggie. Now, the dog is quite popular and has many fans on Instagram that would like to take her.