A puppy with a rare congenital disability has melted hearts online after adorable footage of him was posted online.
Bin, who lives at the nonprofit rescue Saved Souls Foundation in Khon Kaen, Thailand, has misaligned front legs and spends most of his time walking on just two legs.
Despite his disability, Bin is a happy and healthy puppy who loves playing with other dogs and exploring the world.
A vet from The Netherlands who came to see Bin recommended amputation because Bin is not in pain, and surgery would greatly decrease his mobility.
The shelter has decided to help Bin have the best life he can without surgery.
Bin is not the only disabled dog to win hearts online. Last year, a dog named Belle gained viral attention for her distinctive appearance due to a rare congenital disability. At the same time, a Golden Retriever with one tiny ear was dubbed “Nemo” after going viral on TikTok.
While living and working at the shelter, Maxim Thibodeau, who volunteers at the foundation, makes videos and shares content about the animals online to help raise awareness and get donations from the public.
“I wanted to share him online because nobody at the foundation had ever seen a dog like him before,” he explained.
In a recent Reddit video, people loved seeing Bin’s lust for life. In the comments, they shared their reactions.
“It’s wonderful of you two to give these dogs the chance to live a happy life! I have never seen such a birth defect like Bin has, but he seems so happy,” wrote user i-drink-soy-sauce.
“He is truly the rarest of puppers,” said Redditor thiccdognamedmax.
Thibodeau said he hopes the recent attention will help the shelter raise money to repair the two roofs that collapsed due to heavy wind and rain. The dogs are also due for their annual vaccinations and need huge amounts of food every month.
“I hope that this is the beginning of something great,” he said. “I’ve noticed more growth especially on Facebook and Instagram since going viral on Reddit.”