Dog who had cheek blown off after owner shot her in the face needs a new family

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’.

Danielle Reno, 33, with Gloria the dog at Unleashed Pet Rescue after she was found in Mission, Kansas, after being shot in the FACE. October 11 2018.See SWNS story SWNYgun.A dog that miraculously survived being shot in the FACE is searching for a loving home.Gloria, two, was left for dead after being blasted in the cheek at close range by her cruel owner. Incredibly, she pulled through because the bullet missed her brain but was found wandering by the side of the road and smelled of ?rotting flesh?. Rescuers at Unleashed Pet Rescue took her in on October 11 after a Good Samaritan motorist plucked her off the street. The volunteer shelter in Mission, Kansas, USA, arranged for Gloria to receive urgent medical treatment and Gloria miraculously pulled through.
Gloria was left for dead after being shot in the cheek by her cruel owner (Picture: Unleashed Pet Rescue/SWNS.COM)

A Good Samaritan motorist found her and she was taken in by Unleashed Pet Rescue on October 11.

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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.

A close up of Gloria the dog's wound at Unleashed Pet Rescue the night she was found in Mission, Kansas, after being shot in the FACE. October 11 2018.See SWNS story SWNYgun.A dog that miraculously survived being shot in the FACE is searching for a loving home.Gloria, two, was left for dead after being blasted in the cheek at close range by her cruel owner. Incredibly, she pulled through because the bullet missed her brain but was found wandering by the side of the road and smelled of ?rotting flesh?. Rescuers at Unleashed Pet Rescue took her in on October 11 after a Good Samaritan motorist plucked her off the street. The volunteer shelter in Mission, Kansas, USA, arranged for Gloria to receive urgent medical treatment and Gloria miraculously pulled through.
A passing motorist found Gloria in severe pain, with one side of her face blown apart (Picture: Unleashed Pet Rescue/SWNS.COM)

‘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.

Gloria the dog at Unleashed Pet Rescue the night she was found in Mission, Kansas, after being shot in the FACE. October 11 2018.See SWNS story SWNYgun.A dog that miraculously survived being shot in the FACE is searching for a loving home.Gloria, two, was left for dead after being blasted in the cheek at close range by her cruel owner. Incredibly, she pulled through because the bullet missed her brain but was found wandering by the side of the road and smelled of ?rotting flesh?. Rescuers at Unleashed Pet Rescue took her in on October 11 after a Good Samaritan motorist plucked her off the street. The volunteer shelter in Mission, Kansas, USA, arranged for Gloria to receive urgent medical treatment and Gloria miraculously 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’ (Picture: Unleashed Pet Rescue/SWNS.COM)

‘When they found her she had rotting tissue on her face because she had been by herself for several days,’ Danielle said.

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‘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.

Danielle Reno, 33, with Gloria the dog at Unleashed Pet Rescue after surgery. Gloria, 2, was found in Mission, Kansas, after being shot in the FACE. October 11 2018.See SWNS story SWNYgun.A dog that miraculously survived being shot in the FACE is searching for a loving home.Gloria, two, was left for dead after being blasted in the cheek at close range by her cruel owner. Incredibly, she pulled through because the bullet missed her brain but was found wandering by the side of the road and smelled of ?rotting flesh?. Rescuers at Unleashed Pet Rescue took her in on October 11 after a Good Samaritan motorist plucked her off the street. The volunteer shelter in Mission, Kansas, USA, arranged for Gloria to receive urgent medical treatment and Gloria miraculously pulled through.
Gloria’s previous owners arranged for her to be given away earlier in the month (Picture: Unleashed Pet Rescue/SWNS.COM)

‘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.

Gloria the dog after surgery at Unleashed Pet Rescue after being found in Mission, Kansas,having been shot in the FACE. October 11 2018.See SWNS story SWNYgun.A dog that miraculously survived being shot in the FACE is searching for a loving home.Gloria, two, was left for dead after being blasted in the cheek at close range by her cruel owner. Incredibly, she pulled through because the bullet missed her brain but was found wandering by the side of the road and smelled of ?rotting flesh?. Rescuers at Unleashed Pet Rescue took her in on October 11 after a Good Samaritan motorist plucked her off the street. The volunteer shelter in Mission, Kansas, USA, arranged for Gloria to receive urgent medical treatment and Gloria miraculously pulled through.
‘It’s just good that the bullet didn’t hit her brain,’ the vet said (Picture: Unleashed Pet Rescue/SWNS.COM)

‘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.’

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