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Wonky-faced rescue dog Bethany is searching for a home with family who will ‘see her heart’

A POOCH with a wonky face that leaves her with a lopsided smile is looking for her forever home.

Bethany, an eight-month-old Labrador cross, is perfectly happy and healthy despite her disfigurement - now she just needs a family of her own.

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.

Bethany, who was vet-checked and approved to travel from Romania to UK after her rescue, can eat, drink, run and play just like any other pup.

Now her rescuers at the charity Safe Rescue For Dogs, who are based in Norwich, Norfolk, where Bethany is being fostered, desperately want to find this special girl a permanent home.

Volunteer fosterer Zoe Casey, 46, hopes that whoever adopts Bethany will be able to look past the dog's deformity and instead 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.

"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.

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

"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."

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 pups until they could be rescued.

It is believed by the vet in Romania that the puppies are part Pekingese and the mixture of genes may have contributed to Bethany's wonky face.

Safe Rescue For Dogs, which was launched by Zoe's sister Kelly Hare, 43, travel to Romania at least once a year to help combat the country's stray dog problem and take in pooches.

One of Bethany's siblings has been rehomed already and the charity are still waiting on the arrival of the last two pups into the country.

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