A dog that miraculously survived being shot in the face is now searching for her forever home.
Two-year-old Gloria was left for dead after being shot in the cheek by her cruel owner.
She survived because the bullet missed her brain, but she was later found wandering the streets and smelling like ‘rotting flesh’.
A Good Samaritan motorist found her and she was taken in by Unleashed Pet Rescue on October 11.Suspected MAGA bomber Cesar Sayoc filmed himself in MAGA hat at Trump rally
The volunteer shelter in Mission, Kansas, US, arranged for Gloria to receive urgent medical treatment and incredibly, she pulled through.
She is now on the road to recovery and rescuers are searching for a kind new owner who can give her ‘the world’.
Danielle Reno, 33, who founded Unleashed Pet Rescue, said: ‘The bullet was fired point blank at her face and it blew her cheek off.
‘It just makes me sick. It had to have been a violent individual.
‘She smelled like rotting flesh because her wound was so badly infected that parts of it were rotting off already.
‘As soon as she saw me she ran up to my face and tried to give me kisses.
‘Despite everything, she was just as sweet as can be, and so very forgiving.’
A passing motorist found Gloria in severe pain, with one side of her face blown apart by the brute force of a fired shotgun.
The rescue shelter brought her to the emergency vet, where she underwent a two hour surgery to get the wound treated and sewn up.
‘When they found her she had rotting tissue on her face because she had been by herself for several days,’ Danielle said.Suspected MAGA bomber identified as ‘Native American Trump supporter’ Cesar Sayoc
‘The bullet went through her mouth and into the other side, it perforated her nasal cavity, and it shattered the maxilla bone.
‘There was a bunch of swelling around one eye and the bone under her eye was shattered.
‘It’s going to take several surgeries for the wound to stay fully closed because there wasn’t enough tissue there.
‘They had to take a couple of teeth out and she has a broken jaw, but it could have been a lot worse.
‘It went through her cheek so she might have some physical abnormality, but she won’t be affected by it long-term.
‘It’s just good that the bullet didn’t hit her brain.’
Gloria’s previous owners arranged for her to be given away earlier in the month, and it is thought that she was shot soon after she encountered her new owner.
Danielle said: ‘The shot was all in the same spot in her cheek, so the shooter must have been very close to her.
‘What is remarkable about her, is that even though she was in an extreme amount of pain, she was still very, very, loving.
‘She wasn’t nervous or fearful and that’s the most satisfying thing to me – she still loves everybody. She still trusts everybody.
‘Now, she’s going to a foster home that is going to love her until she’s better.
‘Ultimately, she needs to go to a home that can devote their life to her, and give her the life that she deserves to have.
‘She has been dealt a crappy hand of cards so far in life so far and I don’t want that to ever happen again. She deserves the world.’
Follow Gloria’s journey and donate here.