This deformed dog defies the odds stacked against him since he was born. His mom had a belly-full of pups and the crowded space caused him to be deformed. His cranium did not have enough space to develop properly and his eyes were too close. Video Clip detailing his story is at the end of the article.
The breeders new they would never be able to sell this pup. He seemed to have normal intelligence and was playful. So, they found what they thought would be a good home for him.
Unfortunately, they were wrong. The happy-go-lucky dog was left to his own devices in a back yard with little attention or food for nearly six years. He was never allowed in the house because the inside cats did not like him.
Could The Deformed Dog Defy The Odds A Second Time?
He was rescued but no one was sure if the deformed dog could defy the odds again. Would anyone take him? Several families offered him foster care but no one was interested in keeping him permanently.
He kept being returned to the rescue group. Finally, a friend of Hulit’s posted a photo of the dog on Facebook. When Jamie Hulit saw a photo of the sweet dog on Facebook, she immediately fell in love with him.
Upon arrival to take him home, she found what she called “just the shell of a dog”. His ears were infected with mites and fleas covered his entire body. He had very little fur and it seemed to be stretched over his thin body. The lack of enough food was obvious by how emaciated he appeared to be.
She notified the rescue team that she wanted to give him a forever home. She knew he was malnourished and that he needed veterinary care. But, she had no idea how serious his medical needs would be or how much it would cost.
How Beaux Tox Got His Name
She says she named him Beaux Tox because the money she could have used for the cosmetic procedure went to pay the vet. She was only happy she was able to do this for the sweet, deformed dog who had beat the odds of survival.
When the vet informed her that he needed expensive medical therapy for a life-threatening illness, she did not hesitate to pay for it. Heart-worm infection is hard to treat and the dog was given a 50-50 chance of surviving the treatment. But first, he had to be strong enough to begin the therapy.
His Introduction To His New Home As He Waited For His Life-Saving Therapy
Upon arrival, he made a very bad social error. He had not been allowed inside at his former home. Until he was adopted by Hulit, he had never even had a bed of his own.
There had been no training of any kind. So, when he urinated on her lovely couch, she did not hold it against him. Luckily, his new “brother” showed him the ropes. He led him through the doggy door outside and there were no more “accidents”.
It took about a month to build him up with good food before he was ready for the treatment. He would have been too weak for them to begin the therapy before then. Beaux Tox loved his new home, complete with his own pack of dogs with which to play.
The vet called her more than once in the middle of the night to come in quickly, thinking Beaux would not survive the night. It took a long time for Beaux to heal well enough to go back to his forever home.
Even His Recovery Time At Home Was Rough For The Deformed Dog
The first month after treatment, as they waited to see if he would survive, was a nightmare for Hulit. Beaux had a rough recovery period and needed oxygen off and on.
He survived the treatment but with some loss of vision in his right eye and hearing loss in his left ear. But these problems do not prevent him from enjoying life. He and his “brother” Riley are inseparable.
There is a 7-year difference between Beaux and the Golden Retriever mix but they enjoy the same things. They like taking rides in the car and playing in the water.
After all the years of not being allowed inside, Beaux has become an inside dog. Hulit tells us that he goes out if she does and will play with Riley outside but he quickly comes back inside.
Here is a video clip telling his story
Here is another heartwarming story. https://excellentdogsclub.com/bentley-the-bulldog-mix-gets-adopted-after-staying-more-than-1000-days-at-the-shelter/
Photos courtesy of Jamie Hulit Facebook
Original story: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5644977/Dog-born-facial-deformity-rescued-five-years-neglect.html