Fresa survives snout chop by machete

Fresa, 5, stands inside the dog shelter "Santuario Milagros Caninos" on the outskirts of Mexico City. (REUTERS)

Fresa underwent reconstructive surgery after her previous owners hacked off half of her snout with a sharp object, possibly a machete, according to surgeon Jesus Paredes. (REUTERS)

After neighbours found Fresa wandering on the streets, they handed her over to a shelter where  Paredes performed a three-hours intervention to enable her to breathe again through her nostrils, to remove her protruding jaw and reconstruct the lips with flaps of skin and mucous. (REUTERS)

Pic: Reuters

Pic: Reuters

Pic: Reuters

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