A homeless dog born with a facial abnormality has discovered a permanent loving home after starting his life at a construction site in Doha, Qatar. Alan, a mix of boxer and saluki breeds, has a condition known as “wry mouth,” which resulted in his upper jaw shifting to one side. This condition arises from an excessively narrow mandible bone or a dog retaining their baby teeth and/or experiencing inward tooth growth.
Alan, who is now three years old, currently resides in Britain, all thanks to his rescuer, Johanna Handley. Handley was residing in Doha at the time when Alan and his littermates were living on the construction site.
A compassionate security guard had been providing them with food, but when he could no longer continue, Handley discovered the situation and rescued all of them. Being a mother to five other rescued dogs, Handley made the decision to adopt Alan, fully aware that his congenital anomaly would make it challenging for him to find a permanent home. One of Alan’s siblings was adopted by Handley’s sister, while the remaining puppies were rescued by the National Greyhound Adoption Program (NGAP).
Johanna, speaking to the Mirror UK, shared, “He is an incredibly affectionate dog, truly gentle, and remarkably composed. He adores sprinting along the beach, and he has a mischievous streak. He would pilfer food straight from your mouth.”
Alan’s delightful personality has inspired his owner to collaborate on a book in which he serves as the protagonist. Presently, she is searching for a publisher.
She expressed, “Through this story, I hope to convey that one does not need to be flawless to be loved.”
Rewritten Source: https://www.dogheirs.com/stray-dog-with-facial-deformity-rescued/