A good Samaritan found Mirabel wandering the streets of Kentucky. They noticed that Jack Russell was missing a nose as they approached. They immediately contacted animal control, reporting a dog with severe facial trauma. Mirabel had not only lost her nose but also her upper lip when the animal control officers examined her more closely, but the injury was not caused by an accident; she was born with it. The veterinarians examined her and determined she had a congenital abnormality, such as a cleft palate. Mirabel’s teeth were causing her problems, and her upper teeth were constantly exposed.
After that, Mirabel was given to the Woodstock Animal Foundation. The WAF shared Mirabel’s story on Facebook, and within a few days, they had raised over $6,000, far exceeding the amount needed to cover all of Mirabel’s medical expenses. Her story drew the attention of local news organizations.
While watching the news, Kelli Shook, a life coach and counselor from Toledo, Ohio, noticed Mirabel’s face and was immediately drawn to her. They were soon collaborating. Kelli primarily works with children. When Mirabel first appeared, the kids were taken aback by the dog’s appearance, but it didn’t take them long to realize that she was just another dog. Mirabel is used by Kelli to teach kindness, acceptance, and respect to children.
The Jack Russell Terrier Little Jackal had some health issues, but Mirabel seemed to be in good spirits. Kelli believes her nose is fully functional; she smells fine, just like the majority of dogs.
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Mirabel was upbeat despite her health problems.
She was very friendly, approaching everyone and was unafraid of other animals or people.
“The kids are unconcerned. It’s just that they think she’s so cute,” she explained. “Even though her teeth are visible, no one is afraid to pet her.”
Despite the fact that her time on this planet is unknown, she is loved by her family.