Update December 24th 2020:
Twas the night before Christmas
And all through Bug’s house
Not a palate was open, not the smallest amount
Bug’s surgery was funded & he was worked on with care
In hopes a life free of pain he soon would share
The Frenchie was sleeping all snug in his bed
While visions of a forever family, danced in his head
Our sweet little cleft palate boy, Bug is in his foster home and recovering from his Penn Vet surgery – thanks to your donations For those of you who don’t know Bug – he came to us with a cleft palate, which is basically a huge hole in the roof of his mouth that causes difficulty breathing, eating and drinking. Poor little Bug lost his sibling to the condition but thankfully Bug pulled through
Little Bug is now resting comfortably with one of our amazing Veterinary Technicians until he is fully-healed We’re not currently taking applications for adoption until we know he’s at 100%
We wanted to share with Christmas Mira-bull with everyone and let you all know that YOU are the reason this sweet little boy gets a second chance at life – THANK YOU! Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night
It’s the season of giving. Would you consider helping give Bug the surgery he needs to survive?
Our sweet Bug came to us when he and his sibling were born with a common, congenital issue in French Bulldogs known as a cleft palate. Unfortunately, one of the pups died a few days after being born but Bug is a fighter. Bug is under the care of one of our experienced technicians who was tube feeding him around the clock for 3 weeks, and eventually had to create a special mixture of food and gelatin since too wet of a mixture could cause him to suffocate.
Cleft Palate, in simple terms, is when the hard and soft tissue on the roof of the mouth don’t close properly during development. The opening in the roof of the mouth causes the oral cavity and nasal cavity to use the same route, making it difficult to eat, drink, swallow and breathe. Many dogs don’t survive without special surgery to correct it.
Bug’s surgery will cost approximately $5,000 to complete and it will allow him to have the chance to live a normal and healthy life! Please consider making a donation towards Bug’s surgery – your support will be lifesaving!
You can also donate through PayPal here or send a check to 260 Wall Street, Eatontown NJ 07724.