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Dog who lost snout in machete attack gets adopted by Oregon rescuer

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A dog who lost his snout in a vicious machete attack in the Philippines has found a forever home with an Oregon rescuer. After nearly dying in the attack, the mixed breed pup, named Wacku, spent years with a Filipino rescue group, with little hope of finding an adopter because of his disfigured face, reported Inside Edition.

But everything changed last month when he was brought to the United States by Road Dogs and Rescue – Liesl Wilhardt, who heads up Luvable Dog Rescue in Eugene, Oregon, learned about Wacku and decided that he was meant to live with her. Wilhardt said, “I had this gut feeling that he would be really happy with me and my dogs. It wasn’t just how shocking his features are, but he seems so intelligent and social and I just thought, ‘What a survivor.'”

Wacku joins another famously disfigured pooch named Picasso, who also lives with Wilhardt.

Follow the pups at this link to their Instagram account.


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13 replies
  1. susispot says:

    So great to see. Every dog should have a home and this fellow and his friend are very lucky in deed. They found a special person that recognizes their value.

  2. Adrienne says:

    WOW!! I remember Picasso. Now he has a friend who he will enjoy playing with. Dogs have no sense of difference. Only how nice and friendly the other canine is. What a wonderful person to adopt Picasso and now Wacku. May they all have wonderful lives together.

  3. Christine Brown says:

    Thank you for adopting Wacku he will be so happy that he has a family now and has friends to play with you and Picasso

  4. Nancy Raymond says:

    HUGE THANK YOU to Ms. Wilhardt for stepping up and adopting Wacku. You were able to see beyond the disfigurement and take him into your family and give Picasso a lifelong friend. You have a giant heart and if there were more people like you ALL animals that were not perfect would have homes. You are a hero for all dogs who are not perfect in looks BUT perfect in heart and that is all that counts.


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