Bullying is something that many people have to go through, not only humans but animals have also faced such cruelty. Especially when there is something wrong with their physical appearance, the cruelty increases tenfold.
There are only a few people in the world who adopt such animals & treat them like family as they deserve. While some people decide to ignore these lovable creatures no matter what pain they are in. It must seem like a new life when such kind-hearted people step in to make sure they are alright.
These are a few instances where animals who were deformed and treated badly got rescued and took their second chance at life.
In 2014, a Pitbull dog called Gargoyle was taken in by Second Chance Rescue, New York City. His body was deformed as he was put in a cage that was too small for him. With dwarfed growth and curved spine, his front legs had almost folded. After surgery and physical therapy, he was adopted by a family from Massachusetts.
In 2016, Flipper, the cat, was about to be euthanised by his owner because it couldn't walk and had a deformed body. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in the UK rescued it. After leg surgery, Flipper found a new home in Australia.
Picasso is a dog with a disfigured face. No one adopted Picasso and its brother Pablo. Luvable, a nonprofit animal shelter in Oregon, rescued both the dogs. Picasso will soon undergo dental surgery to correct its misaligned snout.
Sandy, a bow-legged dog, was abandoned in Greece in 2014. Mutts in Distress, a UK's charitable organization, raised the money to bring him to Britain for a life-changing surgery to straighten his legs. Thereafter, she underwent physiotherapy and was adopted by a woman in Essex.
BenBen, a depressed tabby, was believed to be attacked by a big animal, had "a crushed spine, several deep lacerations, and a cauliflower ear". He had stopped eating, drinking or even moving, and was scheduled to be euthanised until a woman at the shelter decided to adopt him. He then purred & transformed into a happy cat within a few days.
Casper & his sister were found by PetPromise Inc. Casper was missing some toes. Casper and Rowan were also completely infested with ticks- from head to toe, even under their skin! They were immediately rushed to an Animal Hospital where they were treated, vaccinated, and given a full exam. Casper now wears a prosthetic foot & Rowan has since been adopted.
Noah was born without eyes & legs. He was rescued by an organization in Wisconsin where he was given a wheelchair and custom Muffin's Halo (a guide for blind dogs) to help him navigate. He went on to become a therapy dog for nursing homes, and also visits schools to shed light on bullying.
This kitten was found on an Istanbul street at four weeks old, she had been almost completely eaten by worms, one of her ears, her lips, and much of her tongue were gone. A seven-year-old girl heard her cries among the trash & brought her to her home with the help of her father, who fortunately was a vet, & nursed her back to health, and gave her the name "Gulumser".
A Stork was trapped between waste and ropes. The bird's left foot was badly deformed, and its right foot was so critically injured, it was barely surviving. A company called Mass Portal stepped in, & treated it with 3D printed braces which brought back the stork's strength easily.
Lobstah, the 2-year-old cat, was adopted by the Bigelow family in San Francisco. He was born without a sternum, which caused a problem with his intestines going into his chest. Lobstah was still in recovery when his new owners took him home. The adorable cat has since become an internet sensation.