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Half A Dog, Twice The Love: Rescued Puppy Born With 2 Legs Needs Your Help
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Half A Dog, Twice The Love: Rescued Puppy Born With 2 Legs Needs Your Help

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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!

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

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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!

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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

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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!

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A video from one of his physical therapy sessions:

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

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There is a beast with heart of cold stone that dashes like lightning, shreds flesh from bone. // Bewitched by this beast, I fell to my knees. My mouth babbled madness and mumbled soft pleas. // I stared down the ravenous, gnashing dark maw of a cute cuddly kitten with yarn in its paw

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GuillaumeLombard
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In a natural environment that dog wouldn't stand a chance, I am not sure this is really a good thing to force this little creature to live to be honest....

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JeanneDeaux
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Okay, but then, let's also do it with disabled little humans who wouldn't stand a chance in a natural environment (by that I mean out of medical care and lifetime family care). No? Why? Because they are humans and deserve more to live? Humans are just animals so they should receive the same treatment as the other animals. After all, some say there are plenty of healthy dogs in the shelters but you know, there are also plenty of healthy children in the system, waiting for a loving family. You are shocked aren't you? "Oh my god, how can she compare humans to dogs?", "An heretic! Let's burn her at the stake!", "What a monster!". Suit yourselves, whatever you think, I think the same about you.

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Doctordiversity
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sadly, it's the unnatural environment of purebred breeding that has caused this. Inbreeding and breeding for these characteristics of shorter, stubbier legs and wrinkled faces. This species didn't look like this a century and a half ago. It's absolute cruelty to continue these practices: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/magazine/can-the-bulldog-be-saved.html?_r=0 I think the breeders have every responsibility with this. The problem might be rooted generations back.

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JeffLebowsky
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sometimes you have to let it go... don't play the "god game" ,don't f**k with natural selection

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GuillaumeLombard
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In a natural environment that dog wouldn't stand a chance, I am not sure this is really a good thing to force this little creature to live to be honest....

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JeanneDeaux
Community Member
9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Okay, but then, let's also do it with disabled little humans who wouldn't stand a chance in a natural environment (by that I mean out of medical care and lifetime family care). No? Why? Because they are humans and deserve more to live? Humans are just animals so they should receive the same treatment as the other animals. After all, some say there are plenty of healthy dogs in the shelters but you know, there are also plenty of healthy children in the system, waiting for a loving family. You are shocked aren't you? "Oh my god, how can she compare humans to dogs?", "An heretic! Let's burn her at the stake!", "What a monster!". Suit yourselves, whatever you think, I think the same about you.

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Doctordiversity
Community Member
9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sadly, it's the unnatural environment of purebred breeding that has caused this. Inbreeding and breeding for these characteristics of shorter, stubbier legs and wrinkled faces. This species didn't look like this a century and a half ago. It's absolute cruelty to continue these practices: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/magazine/can-the-bulldog-be-saved.html?_r=0 I think the breeders have every responsibility with this. The problem might be rooted generations back.

552ed487026ff avatar
JeffLebowsky
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sometimes you have to let it go... don't play the "god game" ,don't f**k with natural selection

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