In 2015, England-based animal rescue service Rushton Dog Rescue saved a Belgian Malinois named Angel from the dog meat trade in China. The pup already had a disfigured face when they pulled her from her grim situation. So as soon as she arrived at the rescue facility, she immediately underwent facial surgery.
While Angel recovered from her successful operation, the rescue started sharing her story online until dog lover Hollie Cornes from the UK took notice of her. Hollie had followed the Belgian Malinois’ journey to recovery, and she couldn’t help but be amazed at how quick Angel adapted to her new life.
That was why when the pup was finally deemed ready to find her forever home, Hollie didn’t hesitate to adopt her and even made a dedicated Instagram page just for her. Here, she would share Angel’s incredible progress and exciting adventures, which eventually earned her 30,000 followers on the platform.
In the last three years since Angel joined Hollie’s family, the pup had been relatively healthy and thriving. But over the recent months, the fur mom noticed that the Belgian Malinois had difficulty breathing. She learned that the pup had to get a CT scan to determine the problem, but this alone cost £2,500.
Fortunately, one of Angel’s Instagram fans sent her the exact amount right away, and vets were able to discover the cause of the canine’s breathing troubles. Apparently, Angel’s nose had been sealed with scar tissue that left only a 2mm hole for her to breath in.
The surgery to repair this would cost over £4,500, an amount that Hollie couldn’t get straight from her pocket. But determined to improve Angel’s quality of life, the fur mom decided to set up a GoFundMe page and hope for the best.
Luckily, the Belgian Malinois’ online fans didn’t disappoint her as they worked to reach the target amount in just four days! Hollie couldn’t be thankful enough for Angel’s solid support system, and she was happy that the pup now had the chance to live the life she truly deserved. Look at Angel and her doting fur mom here.
Courtesy of Hollie Cornes