Boy With Cleft Palate Overjoyed After Adopting Puppy With Same Condition
Two-year-old Bentley Boyers, from Jackson, Michigan, was born with a cleft palate and has already had two surgeries as a result.
Despite the challenges he has faced, Bentley has always been a happy kid, and now he is happier than ever because he has a puppy with the same condition to share his childhood with.
His dad, Brandon, was at Jackson County Animal Shelter in search of chickens when he spotted the pooch, whose name has not been released.
Speaking to WILX, mum Ashley said: "He [Brandon] Facetimed me. He goes, 'I think this one has a cleft lip,' and I said 'Get her! We need her.'
"To see him have something in common with a puppy means a lot 'cause he can grow up and understand that he and his puppy both have something that they can share in common."
As you can see from the pictures and video, Bentley was absolutely overjoyed about the new addition to the family.
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Posting on Facebook on Friday, Jackson County Animal Shelter said: "It's so hard to put into words how meaningful this adoption is to all of us so we are going to let the pictures speak for themselves.
"Introducing Bentley and his new puppy. At two years old and with surgeries already under his belt for his cleft lip, Bentley found his match today in this tiny pup who also has a cleft lip.
"They instantly loved each other. We wish many years of joy as this special pair grow up together!"
And just as Bentley hasn't let his cleft palate get in the way of life, the puppy has been handling the condition just as well.
Animal Services Director at the shelter, Lydia Sattler, said: "Her disability is really not holding her back, and as she grows, they'll be able to see more if there's any change that has to do with that. But, she's really doing well.
"She might look a little different than a normal dog would, but it's not slowing her down at all."
Now, who the hell is chopping giant onions?
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Jackson County Animal Shelter
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