Puppy with cleft lip rescued by rescue center after vets tried to put him down

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American bulldog Daisy was handed over to Breeds in Need rescue center in Lincoln after vets nearly put her to sleep because of her cleft lip – now she’s pleading for more puppies like her

Daisy weighs less than 2 kg and compensates for her size with personality

A rescue center raises awareness of puppies born with split lips after saving a small dog from euthanasia.

Breeds in Need at Lincoln specializes in the care of disabled dogs and is passionate about giving every dog ​​a second chance at life.

American bulldog Daisy was donated to the charity in March after being born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate.

Little Daisy was tube fed for the first five weeks of her life by lifeguards – which involves inserting a tube into her stomach through her mouth every two hours, day and night.

Charity co-founder Sally Turzanski, 30, told the Mirror: ‘It’s the only way to feed the clefts or they’ll drown to death.’







Daisy was nearly put to sleep by vets
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She was tube fed for the first five weeks
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Daisy was handed over to the association because many breeders perceive tube feeding as “too much of a hassle” – and instead routinely euthanize such puppies at birth.

“Daisy wants to stand up for the fact that having a lunge is not a death sentence and that these puppies are worth saving,” Sally said.

“She has an amazing personality. She loves playing with other puppies and thinks biting shoes is the best thing in the world.

“Daisy weighs less than 2kg, but what she lacks in size, she makes up for in attitude.”







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Six-week-old Daisy is now completely weaned from tube feeding and on a dry kibble diet as any other food can get stuck.

“She doesn’t know anything different and she drinks water from a bowl, which helps keep the slit clean,” Sally explained.

“As long as Daisy keeps coping, she won’t need surgery.”

The larger-than-life bully will soon be looking for a new forever and loving home.

She needs an adopter who has experience with bulldog breeds and would ideally live with a younger, large breed male dog.







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She can live with children of any age and also with cats.

Adopters will need to stick to preventative care, which includes a kibble-only diet, regular cleft cleaning, and general cleft care.

“Once we feel she’s 100% ready, we’ll post Daisy on our website,” Sally said.

If you think you might be the perfect match for Daisy, you can keep an eye on her profile at Races in Need website.

You can donate to Breeds in Need on their GoFundMe page to help save other split puppies like Daisy.

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Christine E. Phillips