Stories like this teach as that being different isn’t that bad. Many times people and animals who have been deemed outcast by the society turned into valuable members of that same group and proved everyone wrong. The only thing needed for this to happen is a bit of love, kindness, and words of comfort.
When puppy Bronson was born, he somehow didn’t fit the litter because of his condition. He was born with a deformity known as a cleft palate that prevented him from nursing, and the owners though the only thing they could do was for the poor baby to be euthanized.
This could have easily happened if it wasn’t for an angel that entered this puppy’s life. A vet tech who is an Imgur user and goes by the name of KaffeKalle on Reddit took Bronson – she gave him this name- under her wing. She was fully aware that almost all of the animals born with this condition eventually die of starvation, unable to suckle milk from their mothers because of the roof in the mouth, especially if it affects the hard or soft palate.
This young lady was determined to not let go of the baby she grew so fond of.
When he was taken at the vet’s office, other vet technicians convinced the family to give the puppy to KaffeKalle so that she could foster him.
The vet fed Bronson with a tube for a week when she realized that the puppy responded to the method pretty well. It was then when she knew there was a chance for him to pull through.
“At this point, I have been up every 1-2 hours religiously tube-feeding this little boy with a red rubber tube and syringing Esbilac (puppy milk replacer). I am exhausted, but realizing my little ‘science experiment’ might actually survive,” she wrote on Imgur.
“This little boy traveled to work with me every day. Being that I worked in a veterinary clinic, it was easy to feed and stimulate him every 2 hours. He really loved his binky.”
His condition was severe but by the time he turned one year old, the cleft palate grew closer together and he was ready to undergo the much needed surgery.
“Bronson is starting to look like a real pupper. I LITERALLY CAN’T EVEN AT THIS POINT,” she wrote.
“[He] is starting to get into [stuff] and running around the house like a madman. I get him this superman t-shirt to watch him fly. He’s absolutely naughty and I love it.”
KaffeKalle was worried about the upcoming surgery. “Bronson’s cleft palate was a particularly bad one – it extended from his hand all the way to his soft palate. The surgeon I worked with was a little skeptical about my taking this type of genetic defect on, but was also wanting to see how he would do. He would continue to monitor Bronson’s defect so we could decide a day for surgery.”
Finally, when the day of the surgery came, Bronson came through it like a champion.
“Here he is today with Layla, his 12-year-old pit X sister, and Harley, his 10-year-old border collie brother. The tissue is almost completely healed, he is able to play with toys, chew on rawhides, swim in lakes, go on walks, bring me sticks…basically live the rest of his life as a perfectly normal lab… I love my dogs.”
What a beautiful ending! It took someone as caring and as devoted as KaffeKalle for a beautiful dog to be given a chance to live.
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