Muere “Lil Bub”, la gatita sin dientes que impulsó el apoyo a animales con necesidades especiales
Muchos la conocieron por ser una gatita con enanismo, por carecer de dientes o tener la lengua colgada a causa de esta condición, pero tanto su dueño como sus seguidores en Instagram la recordarán por inspirar varios proyectos a favor de los animales con necesidades especiales como ella.
Así era “Lil Bub”, quién murió el pasado 1 de diciembre mientras dormía, según relató su dueño Mike Bridavsky en su cuenta de Instagram junto con una fotografía de cuando llegó a su vida en 2011 al ser adoptada y ocho años después.
La razón de su muerte se debió a una infección en los huesos con la cual luchó por algún tiempo.
Gracias a “Lil Bub” se emprendieron varias acciones como el primer fondo para animales de compañía con necesidades especiales, así como investigaciones para conocer más sobre su condición.
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This is my first photo with BUB next our last photo together. On the morning of Sunday, December 1st 2019 we lost the purest, kindest and most magical living force on our planet. BUB was cheerful and full of love laying in our bed with us Saturday night, but unexpectedly passed away peacefully in her sleep.. I have always been fully transparent about BUB's health, and it was no secret that she was battling a persistent and aggressive bone infection. Even knowing this, we weren't expecting her to pass so soon or so abruptly without warning. I truly believe that she willingly made the decision to leave her failing body so that our family would not have to make that difficult decision ourselves. It is impossible to put into words the profound effect that BUB has had on my life, on the lives of thousands of homeless pets, and on the lives of those of you that have cared for her as if she were your own family. She taught me everything that I know about unconditional love, she brought my wife Stacy and I together, she's the reason we have our beautiful children Rosco and Lula, and she has been a constant source of warmth and love in our lives for the past 8 years. To say that our family is devastated would be an understatement. But most importantly, BUB has made a huge difference in the world of animal welfare, and in the lives of millions of people worldwide. She has literally saved thousands of lives (both pets and humans), she started the first national fund for special needs pets, she was the subject of groundbreaking genetic and biological research, she's helped raise over $700,000 for animals in need, and has spread a message of determination, positivity, and perseverance to people all over the world. And even though my heart is absolutely crushed by her graceful departure from planet Earth, I know that her sprit, magic, and overwhelming energy are still with us, reminding us every day to be better. Dearest BUB, I will never forget your generosity, your limitless supply of love, or your uncanny ability to bring so much magic and joy to the world. I am forever honored and humbled that you chose me as your caretaker. Please visit all of us in our dreams o
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Did you know that since we opened the BUB STORE (link in Bio) over 7 years ago, everything has been designed, manufactured, managed, packed, and shipped by me (BUB's dude) and BUB's friends? It's true - all apparel is handprinted by our old friend Jarod at @incaseofemergencypress who printed the very first BUB shirt ever, BUB's coffee is roasted by our very close friends at @hopscotchcoffee (one of their owners actually packed and shipped the very first BUB shirt ever!), everything is designed by our talented friends, and lovingly packed up and shipped right out of the back of my recording studio by buddies. BUB has always been all about supporting small businesses and giving back to the animal welfare community and has helped raise over $750,000 for homeless pets since 2011. That means that every purchase from the BUB STORE benefits animals in need and supports small businesses and people that truly care about BUB and animals in need. Everything in the BUB STORE is 25% off this weekend at the link in BUB's bio and ships with a free Christmas Card.