Imagine, a pit bull with a severe birth defect, getting the bad news from not oneâ€”not twoâ€”but three consecutive veterinarians that told Ruby's caregivers to put her down. This poor pup was turned over to Utah Animal Advocacy Foundation. Here, the verdict was the sameâ€”but not for Jenn Clayton, Ruby's foster mom.
You see, Ruby was born with a cleft palate and what made things dangerous for her at a young age was her inability to feed. She would suffer from pneumonia due to aspiration of liquid food they would desperately try to feed her by mouth.
But because Ruby was a fighter and lifted her head to try and eatâ€”Jenn never subscribed to the suggestion of putting her down.What she did do however; was what should have been done from the beginning. She fed her through a feeding tube and was certainly responding well to antibiotics and nutrition. This was a labor of love for Jenn and Ruby for four months. After Ruby was able, the doctor was able to fix the cleft palate and now Ruby is awesome!