Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Puppy Was About To Be Put Down, But The Veterinary Nurse Had A Better Idea.

Being a pet owner comes with a lot of responsibility. It's not just about playing catch and cuddling to the furry family member. Decisions about the animal's care and health have to be made, regardless of how difficult they may be.

In extreme cases, humans have to choose between euthanasia of their beloved pets or risk seeing them suffer from a medical condition. What your heart wants and what your brain tells you, are not always the same. Still, not every story has a sad ending.

On April 29, 2015, a chocolate Labrador was brought for a C-section at the VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

It also happened to be veterinary technician Chelsea Whitney's 30th birthday. The mother canine had nine puppies but one of them had a cleft palate. This meant that the dog would not live for more than two weeks. The family opted for his euthanasia as that seemed the kindest option at the time. But Chelsea couldn’t bear to see this and decided to step in.

On April 29, 2015, a chocolate Labrador was brought for a C-section at the VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Chelsea shared the heartwarming story on Imgur under her account name Kaffekalle.

She wrote, "Knowing the sucker I was, another vet tech got the family to sign the puppy over and got me to foster the puppy." The birthday-girl was super excited to bring home this little cute fellow.

Chelsea shared the heartwarming story on Imgur under her account name Kaffekalle.

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Cleft Palate is a congenital condition with a high rate of occurrence in purebreds like Labradors.

"It is a blessing to be able to provide humane euthanasia to puppies with cleft palates. Depending on the severity of the cleft, and if it affects the hard or soft palate, puppies usually do not thrive," she explains. "The space in the roof of their mouth does not allow them to suckle properly, and they eventually die of starvation."

Cleft Palate is a congenital condition with a high rate of occurrence in purebreds like Labradors.

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The puppy was given around-the-clock care, the chances of his survival were very slim.

Chelsea fed him through a tube and syringe every one to two hours, which was a very exhausting job to say the least. Believing he could overcome this, she didn’t give up on him. She brought the pup to the clinic everyday where it was easy to feed and stimulate him.

The puppy was given around-the-clock care, the chances of his survival were very slim.

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She saw that he was a fighter.

The puppy screamed when his meal was due. The little guy didn’t care that he was born with some bad genes; he was in this world to stay. Chelsea named him Bronson after one of her most favourite roles played by Tom Hardy. Tom’s character Charles Bronson was one of Britain’s toughest prisoners.

She saw that he was a fighter.

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