"The first vet I took her to said she might have to be put down," Athena's new owner said. "I have never cried so hard."
But the family luckily got a second opinion from another veterinarian who said that if he took Athena's whole nose off, she would be able to live a normal life. "[It would] just cosmetically look weird," Dani Ellis, Athena's new owner, said. "[I thought] 'Who cares?'"
So Athena had the surgery, and now lives a normal life, albeit without a nose.