His smile endures after being doused with acid, losing an eye, a nose, and an ear.

His smile endures after being doused with acid, losing an eye, a nose, and an ear.


Mugsy is one of those little animals that just looking at you can tell that it has a sad past and your heart is broken. A hairy girl has inspired and mobilized thousands. Here is his amazing story…

This adorable little dog lives with his family in Iran, where they named him Hapoochi (Iranian for small dog). But at one unfortunate time in her life, the worst happened to her: a terrible acid attack left her completely disfigured.

However, the circumstances as to why the poor fur was attacked in this way are unknown, it is known only that it was caused by a corrosive cleaning liquid. 

The accident caused Hapoochi to lose an eye, a nose and part of an ear.

The truth is that the dog  needed emergency surgery to survive. But his family did not have enough financial as‌sets to be able to face the high costs of all the treatments Hapoochi needed. Now, in excruciating pain, they decided to put her to sleep, they had no other choice. 

But luckily, a kind soul, a volunteer veterinarian from the animal rescue organization Persian Paws Rescue,  showed up in time to save the dog’s life.

The little girl was barely a month and a half old and the vet decided to as‌sume the expenses on her own. She proceeded to completely remove the missing eye to spare him all pain.

Once her life was no longer in danger, she was put up for adoption and her story reached the ears of Sam Taylor, a young woman from Canada. Immediately, she knew that she had to give it a try.

“She looks like Voldemort, but she has the heart of Harry Potter and his friends. The photos online were very, very graphic. I read the story and I was like, Oh, I really want to help this little dog! She is now spoiled and very loved, ”Sam acknowledges.

So this warrior was given the chance of a new home and traveled 10,000 km from Iran to Canada to become part of a new family, where she would receive all the love and care. But Sam knew that she had quite a journey ahead of her.

To begin with, Sam wanted to change her name so that all her past would be left behind and decided to call her Mugsy.

She underwent several surgeries to allow her to breathe better and others to repair the damage to her ears. It was all to improve her quality of life, however, her appearance will no longer change. And that’s the most touching thing about this story, Sam adores her as she is, because even Mugsy herself is not aware of all the goodness and tenderness that is inside her.

Sam has proven to be an owner who doesn’t care if she has to sell all her belongings in order to improve Mugsy’s life.

He has revealed that the total cost of the pending surgeries for the dog amounts to a total of 10 thousand dollars, for which he has created a GoFundMe page , without imagining that thousands of people would be so moved by his story. You too can help by clicking here.

So far, Sam has already raised over $12,000 of his $7,000 goal.

Here you can see the walks of the adorable Mugsy and be sure to follow her on her Instagram account :

It’s great that life has smiled on Mugsy and an angel like Sam has come to him. Don’t leave without sharing her story to celebrate the perfect within the imperfect.  

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