Bruno lost his ear in a dog attack but doesn’t let it get him down.
Although some dogs’ physical impairments give them a somewhat different appearance, they are nevertheless deserving of our affection. They only want to be accepted and normal, just like everyone else. For one dog that is deaf and lately did something adorable that has warmed everyone’s hearts.
The SPCA of Wake County in Raleigh, North Carolina, is looking after Bruno. Bruno is a lovely dog, but he has one flaw—he was attacked by another dog and lost an ear.
The SPCA posted on Facebook, “Bruno used to live chained up outside, and his ear was torn off when another dog attacked him and he couldn’t run away.”
However, Bruno doesn’t allow his injuries to get in the way of his happiness. This month, he did something very kind. Bruno tore his own missing ear off of his favorite stuffed animal. He made the toy appear to have been ripped apart to resemble him.
“Bruno knows there’s nothing wrong with him, and now he has a best friend just like him to prove it,” the shelter stated. “Bruno, you are wonderful just the way you are.”
Although many dogs destroy their toys, the coincidence cannot be ignored. Bruno seemed to adore the toy even more now that one of its ears has been severed.
Children with differences and impairments have benefitted from having themselves reflected in their toys because representation counts. Evidently, dogs are no different.
Bruno accepts himself as he is, but finding homes for shelter dogs with special needs may occasionally be challenging. Potential adopters frequently ignore them because of the way they seem.
Thankfully, for adorable Bruno, that wasn’t the case. The animal shelter declared that Bruno had been adopted a few days after he went viral!
“Bruno’s adopter loves him just the way he is and promised to show Bruno nothing but unconditional love for the rest of his life,” the SPCA of Wake County said.
Yes, Bruno is moving in with his beloved stuffed animal as well.
What wonderful news! We are very happy that Bruno has a home and a particular stuffed animal to serve as a constant reminder to him that being unique is alright.