A dog that suffered horrific head injuries after being attacked with an axe is being nursed back to health by one of Britain’s biggest hounds.
Celina, a four-year-old Kangal, was brutally attacked with an axe and had her ears hacked off.
Although the Kangal’s physical scars have healed, she is still emotionally damaged after the savage attack in her home country of Bosnia.
But now Celina is being cared for by Kurt, a giant Anatolian Shepherd dog who stands a whopping seven feet tall.
Tracy Buckingham, who runs a pet-nanny service and Kangal and Anatolian Rescue and Support, rescued giant Kurt as a stray, and is thrilled that he has taken to looking after earless Celina.
The 42-year-old said: “She doesn’t want to be friends or play, but nor does she react or show any aggression.
“She has met lots of children and adults but would rather not stop for a fuss and she is very wary of any sudden movements and often cowers away.”
And despite tipping the scales at a whopping 11 stone, the four-year-old hound is a “cuddle monster” – and giving Celina the love and care she needs.
It is the first time KARAS, based in Chatham, Kent, has taken in a dog from abroad, but when volunteers heard about poor Celina’s plight they decided to help.
Now Tracy is looking after the shy little pooch until a new home can be found for her.
Celina has settled in well to her foster home and lives happily with Tracy’s cats, other dog Kara and giant Kurt.
The Kangal’s terrible ordeal means she is extremely wary of new situations and has no interest in making friends with the other dogs she bumps into when out on walks.
But while out walking with Kurt, the traumatised dog really comes into her own.
Tracy said: “She has so much love to give and just adores to be stroked and fussed by those she trusts – and Kurt.”