Street dog who lost nose in horrific train accident gets loving home

Street dog who lost nose in horrific train accident gets loving home

07/09/2020

Moaca, an 18-month-old street dog from Romania was only a few months old when she was struck by a train and left for dead.

The extreme force from the train took her snout clean off, and she also lost a toe in the collision.

Her saving grace was an animal charity who scooped her up from the incident and got her the medical care she needed.

The German shepherd and husky mix mutt was found in the nick of time and rushed to surgery by the Nomad Vet Association.

The vets managed to save her life during a five-hour touch and go operation, but despite their best efforts, she has been left permanently without a snout.

Staff at the charity were worried when thinking about how Moaca would survive the harsh Romanian winter, so decided to share her story on their social media pages in hopes of finding her somewhere to stay.

Almost immediately, Moaca’s sad story drew in a kind-hearted soul who wanted to give her a loving home.

Joel Wareman, 21-year-old, from Zoetermeer in the Netherlands told Jam Press: ‘I found Moaca on an online Marketplace.

‘To be very honest when I first saw her pictures I had to laugh and I thought what kind of a pug is this.

‘Then I read her story and I burst into tears because I had ridiculed her.

‘Her story was so sad and I immediately messaged the site telling them that I had to have her.’

Joel spoke with a Dutch spokesperson who helped arrange Moaca’s transport to Holland, and within two weeks the pup and new owner met.

They also got a chance to spend Christmas and New Year together.

Despite her horrific start in life, Moaca, meaning ‘little face’ in Romanian, is not in pain although her injuries make certain tasks more difficult.

‘She makes a lot of mess when she eats and drinks and she can’t pick up little things but she can do everything else,’ Joel says.

Joel has been fundraising on her own website Moacalife.com in the hopes of getting a prosthetic snout for Moaca and to raise money for the charity that ultimately saved her life.

‘I have a lot of contact with her rescuers and I always send them pictures and videos and sometimes they come to visit her,’ says Joel.

‘I want to collect money for them to be able to help more dogs in the way they have helped mine.

‘Moaca is loved so much by everybody she meets.’

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