Ever since he was born, Bonsai the Bulldog puppy has had the cards stacked against him – he was born with 2 legs and a host of other genetic disorders that have made life difficult. Thanks to his loving owners and community support, however, he is surviving to live life to the fullest!

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Bonsai’s two stunted, lame hind legs were recently amputated. He also has no functional pelvis and a deformed lower spine. His front legs exhibit legs “Swimmer Puppy” syndrome, which prevents him from standing on his front legs correctly and places excess pressure on his internal organs. This, in turn, might have been caused by the large internal sack of fluid he was born with. He was born to English Bulldog breeders in Arkansas.

Friends Of Emma, an organization in Texas dedicated to helping care for dogs with cleft palates and other congenital defects, is helping Bonsai’s owners take care of him, paying for veterinary bills and other essentials like diapers and wipes.

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Little Bonsai was born with 2 lame legs and many other birth defects

He has a tough battle ahead of him

His 2 lame hind legs were amputated, and other operations await

He has a short, crooked spine and dysfunctional pelvis

X-rays revealed that he was born with sacs of fluid inside his body

His splayed front legs indicate Swimmer’s Syndrome, which puts excess pressure on his internal organs when he’s upright

He was born to an English Bulldog breeder in Arkansas

Though the cards are stacked against him, he has a big appetite for life!

Friends Of Emma, an organization dedicated to helping dogs with birth defects, is helping take care of Bonsai

Public contributions are helping to cover his medical bills and provide everyday necessities

You can donate to them here, or buy them items from their wishlist on Amazon

We’re glad to see that he’s making friends…

…and getting lots of love!

A video from one of his physical therapy sessions:

You can donate to them here, or buy them items from their wishlist on Amazon