bulldog pup born with half a body lives life to the fullest

This little guy is Bonsai and he is as sassy and spirited as any pup can be.

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Born to English bulldog breeders in Arkansas, it was clear from birth that this special little pup has a tough journey ahead of him.

Bonsai has multiple genetic disorders that has left him with half a spine, non-functioning pelvis and malformed hind legs. On top of that, he was born engorged with fluid, leading to a condition called “Swimmer’s Syndrome” where the functioning legs splay outwards, putting great pressure on internal organs.

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Special needs rescue group Friends of Emma took Bonsai in. He has since had his hind legs amputated and is recovering well. It is unclear how many more surgeries Bonsai will need in the future but he is thriving under the care of Friends of Emma, “Bonsai is a precious boy and deserving of every opportunity of health, wellness and a bright future that we are able to offer him.”

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Despite all his adversities, Bonsai continues to embrace life. Watch him play with his toys:

His official slogan is “Half the bulldog, twice the love”. You can contribute to Bonsai’s medical expenses here.

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