When a chocolate Labrador mom delivered her nine puppies, one of them was born with a cleft palate. When the dog’s owners learned about his deformity, they decided to have him euthanized.
Puppies born with cleft palates really struggle to survive, especially if the cleft palate is severe and if it affects the hard or soft plate.
The space in the roof of their mouth does not allow them to suckle properly. Then they don’t get enough milk and eventually die of starvation.
But vet tech, Imgur user, KaffeKalle, had other plans for this puppy. She wasn’t going to let this puppy be euthanized. She knew she had to do something to stop this from happening.
He sure loves his binky!
Another vet tech convinced the family to sign the puppy over to KaffeKalle so she could foster him. They didn’t have anything to lose – they didn’t want him anyway.
So KaffeKalle took the puppy home. She named him Bronson. She knew that it was quite possible the puppy wouldn’t survive, but she wasn’t going to give up on him.
She posted a picture of the puppy’s cleft palate to Imgur.
Continue to next page for more pictures and to see the story unfold…