Starved and abused dog who spent 70 days in rescue center finds forever home


Mildred the rescue pug, believed to be six, was found in September 2021 suffering from horrific conditions like scabies, patchy fur and breathing difficulties

Mildred the pug
A pug that was starved and abused while living on the streets has now found her forever home

An adorable dog has found a forever home after years of living on the streets and suffering trauma at the hands of other animals and humans.

Mildred the rescue pug, who is believed to be six years old, was discovered in September 2021.

She was found to be suffering from a whole host of horrific conditions, including severe scabies, patchy fur, and breathing difficulties.

Having struggled to find food while homeless, Mildred was also severely malnourished and underweight.

She was found by a local dog warden and later handed over to Battersea animal home.

The neglected pup was terrified at the time, and it was clear to her rescuers that she had suffered trauma in the past.

Mildred was starved and abused while living on the streets
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She spent months being treated at the center, waiting over 70 days for her happily ever after.

Now, she has not only found a forever home but the pug is also set to become a celebrity – featuring on comedian Paul O’Grady’s show For The Love Of Dogs this coming Wednesday.

Mildred was adopted by Paula and Colin in Hampshire, who are over the moon with the new addition to their family.

The pair tragically lost their 12-year-old boxer Bella in 2019 to a stroke.

The pug is believed to be six years old now
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The couple had tragically lost their 12-year-old boxer Bella in 2019 to a stroke and decided they wanted to adopt
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“There are so many dogs in rescue centers today, we decided to adopt,” Paula told Jam Press.

“When Millie’s photo was sent to us from Battersea, we just had to come and meet her, then when she came into the room and started to come over to us, it was like she chose us. She was so friendly.

“Despite all of her ongoing medical issues, we knew there and then, she was the dog for us.

“There was no way I was going home without her.

“Having Millie at home, it’s like she has been with us for years, and we look forward to many happy years with her.

The pug is now a happy and healthy dog
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“We don’t have any other pets in the house, but we do have regular visiting dogs which we look after now and then when our friends are away.”

Millie is now a happy and healthy dog, and is excited to spend her first Valentine’s Day with people who love her.

Paula said: “Millie is a very funny dog ​​and constantly makes us laugh, especially with the snorty sounds she makes.

“She can be a bit of a diva at times.

Mildred’s new owners say she’s ‘really settled into family life’
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“I think she has a bit of selective hearing going on, like when she can hear her treat bag open from a fair distance away, yet totally ignores the ‘wait’ command when putting her food bowl down, and when she will only drink tea and turns her nose up at water.

“She has really settled into family life and we really can’t imagine life without her now.”

In the For The Love Of Dogs episode, Mildred meets Paul O’Grady, making a big impression on the comedian.

He helps the veterinary team treat her with a course of medication and special medicated baths.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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