Dog missing part of face was left for dead by owners, but a life-changing surgery gives him a second chance

Bjarni is a mixed-breed dog with bite marks and half a nose and lips. His owners abandoned him heartlessly. He was rescued by St. Francis’ Angels. They raised money for a life-changing face reconstruction and health improvement surgery for Bjarni. Dr. Jason Balara saved Bjarni’s life.

A Playful and Resilient Spirit

Despite his disfigurements, Bjarni’s playful and engaging nature won the hearts of everyone around him. Anne Graber, the founder of St. Francis’ Angels, was determined to find him a loving home. The surgery not only made Bjarni “very cute and adoptable,” but it also enhanced his health, making it easier for him to breathe and eat.

A Second Chance at Happiness

Thanks to the generosity of kindhearted donors and the efforts of the rescue group, Bjarni’s surgery was a success. His transformed appearance attracted a loving couple who took him into their home in February 2016. The couple was instantly smitten with the dog and gave him the happy new life he deserved.

The Power of Compassion

Bjarni’s story is a testament to the power of compassion and the resilience of animals. The care and love he received from his rescuers gave him a fresh start and a chance for a brighter future. The experience also highlights the importance of seeing beyond superficial looks when it comes to adopting animals, as every dog, regardless of appearance, deserves love and a forever home.