When Bentley Boyers’ father went to the animal shelter to adopt two chickens, he ran across a puppy. The puppy suffered from the same congenital disability as his boy and knew he had to take him home.
Mr. Boyers went to the shelter to select two chickens and found a cute white and black puppy. The pup stood out to him, being he was born with a cleft pallet, the same as his two-year-old boy.
Mr. Boyers instantly Facetimed his wife, who knew the puppy was meant to be in their family. Mom and Bentley went down to the shelter to meet the puppy. Bentley and the puppy instantly bonded.
“He called me,” Bentley’s mother, Ashley, said. “I think this pup has a cleft lip.” And I yelled, ‘Get her. We want her.'”
Same medical condition- instant bonding
Bentley was born with a cleft lip. The 2-year-old struggled to eat. His mother had to grasp his lips together to keep the food from falling out.
“We had to seat him up and feed him – so it was a procedure,” mom stated.
Bentley is a happy little guy regardless of his early struggles. However, mom and dad want to show him he’s not alone; other people and animals are just like you.
“To see him have a condition in common with a puppy means a lot. He can grow up and understand that he and his puppy both have something in common,” Bentley’s mom said.
Despite the pup’s congenital disability, he will live everyday life and be a best friend to Bentley.
“[The puppy’s] disability is not holding her back, and as she grows, they’ll be able to see more if anything is changing that has to do with that, but she’s doing adequately,” said Jackson County Animals Services administrator Lydia Sattler. ” She may look a little different than a normal canine would, but it’s not stopping her.”
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