The saga of a dog named Druzhok has concluded with a happy ending, after he found a new loving home with a family in Ulan-Ude on Monday. Druzhok, which means cute (and hopefully loyal) friend in Russian, was subjected to unimaginable torture by his previous owners. In 2016, a passer-by found the helpless animal just in time, after animal abusers had hacked off its nose and three of its paws... Еще. Local residents, appalled by the severity of the dog's injuries, immediately launched a campaign to raise money for his treatment. Luckily for Druzhok, every dog has its day! Tatiana Petrenko came across the dog's sad story online and decided to adopt him. «At the end of August last year when his treatment was suspended and the money sent by a donor ran out, nobody knew what to do with him in the future because there were no potential owners, I made a decision to adopt him,» she explained.