This dog, named Puka, was found at a bus stop when she was just a puppy. It’s unknown if she was born a stray or if she was abandoned there, but either way she was all alone.
Since she has a cleft palate – which is an opening between the mouth and nose that happens when the tissues separating the two cavities do not grow together properly – she very well could have been discarded as trash because of her unique appearance.
But thankfully Puka has since found a loving home with humans who love her no matter what she looks like. She even made a best friend, named Sir Clefton, who looks just like her! Sir Clefton was pulled from a high-kill shelter this past June and had been living with Puka’s mom as a foster. He has since been adopted! Puka also has a turtle brother named Rocket Larry who she enjoys spending time with.
You can follow along with Puka’s adventures on her Instagram page.
Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.
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