Rescue dog with a wonky face is searching for a loving home

 SAFE RESCUE FOR DOGS HOPE BETHANY, EIGHT MONTHS, FINDS A HOME WITH A FAMILY WHO'LL SEE PAST HER WONKY FACE TO HER 'HEART OF GOLD') A puppy born with such a wonky face that she leaves people 'shocked' is looking for her forever home with a family who will 'look deeper than her facial disfigurement for her heart of gold'. Bethany, an eight-month-old Labrador cross, was born with such a severe facial disfigurement that her entire snout twists and droops to one side, exposing her teeth. While her lop-sided face may be startling to look at, it doesn't impact the 'happy-go-lucky' pooch's health in any way. DISCLAIMER: While Kennedy News and Media uses its best endeavours to establish the copyright and authenticity of all pictures supplied, it accepts no liability for any damage, loss or legal action caused by the use of images supplied and the publication of images is solely at your discretion. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266
Bethany was born with a severe facial deformity (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)
Bethany is an eight-month-old Labrador cross that looks a little unusual.

She was born with a severe facial disfigurement that makes her entire snout twist and droop to one side, leaving her teeth exposed.

Her appearance can be a little startling, which may be why she’s struggling to find a permanent home.

This Christmas the charity Safe Rescue for Dogs, who are based in Norwich, Norfolk, are asking if anyone can give Bethany the love and care she so desperately deserves.
Bethany’s mum was a street dog in Romania when she fell pregnant, but a family took her in and helped care for her litter of five puppies until they could be rescued. It’s thought the pups are part Pekingese, and that the mixture of genes may have contributed to Bethany’s wonky face – although she’s the only one in the litter who looks the way she does.
WONKY-FACED POOCH BETHANY, NOW EIGHT MONTHS, AS A TINY PUPPY BEFORE SHE WAS RESCUED FROM ROMANIA) A puppy born with such a wonky face that she leaves people 'shocked' is looking for her forever home with a family who will 'look deeper than her facial disfigurement for her heart of gold'. Bethany, an eight-month-old Labrador cross, was born with such a severe facial disfigurement that her entire snout twists and droops to one side, exposing her teeth. While her lop-sided face may be startling to look at, it doesn't impact the 'happy-go-lucky' pooch's health in any way. DISCLAIMER: While Kennedy News and Media uses its best endeavours to establish the copyright and authenticity of all pictures supplied, it accepts no liability for any damage, loss or legal action caused by the use of images supplied and the publication of images is solely at your discretion. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266
She was born in Romania to a stray (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)
Her facial deformity doesn’t hold her back, as Bethany can eat, drink, run and play just like any other dog. But while her siblings are on track for adoption, Bethany needs a little help to find the right family.

The routine of caring for a pet can bring structure and purpose to daily life. Maybe you don’t always want to get out of bed, but your pet wants you to. Isn’t that a good thing?

Volunteer fosterer Zoe Casey, 46, hopes that someone will be able to look past Bethany’s deformity and see her ‘amazing’ personality.

Zoe said: ‘There’s absolutely nothing wrong with Bethany – she doesn’t even snore when she’s asleep.

‘People have asked ‘are we sure we’re doing the right thing?’ and ‘how do we know?’. We know because she’s been vet checked and checked again at Calais and Dover at DEFRA.
 RESCUE PUP BETHANY, EIGHT MONTHS, WHO WAS BORN WITH A WONKY FACE, IS BEING FOSTERED IN NORWICH, NORFOLK, WHILE WAITING TO FIND HER FOREVER HOME) A puppy born with such a wonky face that she leaves people 'shocked' is looking for her forever home with a family who will 'look deeper than her facial disfigurement for her heart of gold'. Bethany, an eight-month-old Labrador cross, was born with such a severe facial disfigurement that her entire snout twists and droops to one side, exposing her teeth. While her lop-sided face may be startling to look at, it doesn't impact the 'happy-go-lucky' pooch's health in any way. DISCLAIMER: While Kennedy News and Media uses its best endeavours to establish the copyright and authenticity of all pictures supplied, it accepts no liability for any damage, loss or legal action caused by the use of images supplied and the publication of images is solely at your discretion. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266
Now at eight months old she’s looking for a home (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

‘If she was ill, she would have been seized because that’s their job. She is absolutely fine. She is the most amazing dog. She is gentle and happy.

‘We have been out walking her and she’s already fine off the lead. She runs around and comes back when called.

‘She loves kids, she’s good with other dogs, she is as near to perfect temperament-wise as you are ever going to get.

‘She is very much [like] a Labrador in her temperament. She’s happy-go-lucky and absolutely lovely.

ZOE CASEY, 46, WHO IS A VOLUNTEER FOSTERER WITH SAFE RESCUE FOR DOGS IN NORWICH, NORFOLK, WITH WONKY-FACED PUP BETHANY, EIGHT MONTHS) A puppy born with such a wonky face that she leaves people 'shocked' is looking for her forever home with a family who will 'look deeper than her facial disfigurement for her heart of gold'. Bethany, an eight-month-old Labrador cross, was born with such a severe facial disfigurement that her entire snout twists and droops to one side, exposing her teeth. While her lop-sided face may be startling to look at, it doesn't impact the 'happy-go-lucky' pooch's health in any way. DISCLAIMER: While Kennedy News and Media uses its best endeavours to establish the copyright and authenticity of all pictures supplied, it accepts no liability for any damage, loss or legal action caused by the use of images supplied and the publication of images is solely at your discretion. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266
She’s a perfectly healthy and happy dog (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

‘There is an attitude of people looking for the picture-perfect dog but I think people need to look a bit deeper.

‘People do see Bethany and they’re a bit shocked by her face but when you have worked in the industry, you aren’t shocked, you just accept it.

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‘Sometimes a facial disfigurement is not as bad as a mental disfigurement when does have been treated badly.

‘Bethany has not been treated badly. Luckily her mum was rescued before she was born so she hasn’t had a bad life. She’s not worried or scared.

‘With so many dogs we have to work through how they have been treated and that’s worse.

PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: RESCUE PUP BETHANY, EIGHT MONTHS, WHO WAS BORN WITH A WONKY FACE, IS BEING FOSTERED IN NORWICH, NORFOLK, WHILE WAITING TO FIND HER FOREVER HOME) A puppy born with such a wonky face that she leaves people 'shocked' is looking for her forever home with a family who will 'look deeper than her facial disfigurement for her heart of gold'. Bethany, an eight-month-old Labrador cross, was born with such a severe facial disfigurement that her entire snout twists and droops to one side, exposing her teeth. While her lop-sided face may be startling to look at, it doesn't impact the 'happy-go-lucky' pooch's health in any way. DISCLAIMER: While Kennedy News and Media uses its best endeavours to establish the copyright and authenticity of all pictures supplied, it accepts no liability for any damage, loss or legal action caused by the use of images supplied and the publication of images is solely at your discretion. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266
Can you look past her deformity and see her heart? (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

‘You can get over Bethany’s facial disfigurement the moment she looks up at you with her tail wagging.’

If you think you could give Bethany a forever home, get in touch with the charity through their website or give them a call on 07899844524.

Zoe adds: ‘We hope Bethany finds a normal family who treats her like a normal dog because she is normal even if she doesn’t look it.

‘We just want a nice, run-of-the-mill family who will look after her and not see what she looks like but what she is, an amazing dog.

‘What she looks like is irrelevant because her heart is pure gold.’

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