Husky with eyelid deformity adopted after viral Facebook post
A Siberian husky that was surrendered to a New Jersey shelter because of “weird” eyes has been adopted after photos posted on Facebook went viral.
Jubilee, a 4-year-old female pup, has an eyelid deformity that makes it appear as if she’s always surprised.
A breeder gave her to Husky House in 2018, telling the nonprofit shelter in Matawan that Jubilee couldn’t be sold because she was too “weird” looking.
Despite the congenital issue with her eyelids, Jubilee doesn’t suffer from any other health issues.
The breeder thought Jubilee was too weird looking to find a paying customer.
The veterinarians at the Husky House shelter gave the dog a thorough check-up and concluded that she is normal and healthy despite the eyelid issue.
Shelter officials decided to post a photo of Jubilee on their Facebook page and were overwhelmed by the response from people wanting to adopt the dog.
Officials said over 150 people applied to adopt Jubilee in the days after the Facebook post.
“Since the original Facebook post went viral, we received an overwhelming amount of love, support, and inquiries, including adoption requests,” the representative said. “We are so happy to see that everyone feels she is as wonderful as we always knew she was.”
“She has been thoroughly checked out by our vets,” a Husky House representative told CNN. “It does not affect her in any way or slow her down one bit. She is happy and healthy.”