Puppy with Cleft Palate Becomes an Internet Sensation

By An Phung
|  Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013  |  Updated 11:15 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Cleft Palate Puppy an Internet Sensation

Lindsay Condefer

Meet Lentil Bean.

advertisement

A French bulldog puppy with a cleft palate is tugging on heartstrings across the Internet.

Nine-week-old Lentil was born with a deformed nose and lip and a cleft palate and has been under the care of The French Bulldog Rescue Network as well as a foster mother, Lindsay Condefer.

Lentil was born on Feb. 2 and has been fed with a feeding tube every three hours, according to the rescue network's website. The condition could put the puppy at risk for lung and nasal inflammation, which makes it difficult to breath, according to experts.

Condefer, who lives in Philidelphia, created a blog and Facebook page to show the public his progress and it has garnered nearly 50,000 "Likes."

“All of a sudden this baby turned my life upside down,” Condefer, 34, told Today.com. “I have received more support than I can ever in my mind imagine possible. I don’t know how it happened,”

The French Bulldog Rescue Network is currently consulting with veterinary schools for a surgical procedure that could take place a few months from now.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our New iPad App
Now optimized for iPad, NBC 6 connects... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out