Tired of her dog being labeled as “ugly,” she decided to showcase its inner beauty, and her actions quickly went viral.
It is appalling that certain individuals resort to derogatory terms to criticize others, as nobody should have the authority to demean individuals based on their physical attributes. This principle extends not only to people but also to objects and animals.
Every being, irrespective of their differences, deserves to be embraced for who they are. Unfortunately, there are individuals who fail to comprehend this concept and become fixated on passing judgment solely on external appearances, even when those appearances are not inherent.
Alan was born with a genetic condition that results in his nose being crooked and tilted to the right when he closes his snout.
Johanna Handley, a 41-year-old resident of Godalming, England, stumbled upon Alan, a poodle, abandoned in Doha, Qatar.
“Puppies may voice whatever they wish,” Johanna expresses, “but Alan is our beloved dog, and we are well aware that he is stunning and truly unique.”
Johanna grew weary of her beloved dog being labeled as ugly, prompting her to establish a social media account dedicated to combatting negative comments. The outcome, fortunately, was remarkable.
To exacerbate the situation, Johanna created an account called “Alan the Wonky Dog” to directly address individuals who were critical of her pet.
“I’ve received numerous harsh criticisms regarding Alan’s appearance,” Johanna disclosed. “Some have even offered to send money for his facial surgery to restore his features, but that’s not something we would consider.”
Johanna grew weary of her beloved dog being labeled as ugly, prompting her to take action by creating a social media account to combat the negative comments. The outcome, fortunately, was remarkable.
To exacerbate matters, Johanna named the account “Alan the Wonky Dog” to directly address those who criticized her pet.
“I’ve received numerous harsh criticisms regarding Alan’s appearance,” Johanna shared. “Some even offered to send money for him to undergo surgery and have his face corrected, but that’s out of the question.”
With an impressive following of over 141,000 on social media and more than a million “likes” on his posts, Alan has become one of the most prominent furry personalities.
Johanna’s objective has always been to highlight the inner greatness of her dog, regardless of his outward appearance. She actively promotes the acceptance and adoption of rescued dogs with special needs, emphasizing that they are remarkable beings who deserve to experience lives brimming with love and care.
“I sought a veterinarian’s evaluation regarding surgery for Alan, as I had concerns about his future and possible respiratory problems. However, the veterinarian assured me that he is perfectly healthy.” The proposed procedure involved breaking and repairing his nose and jaw. Johanna reflected, “Subjecting him to such pain would be utterly senseless.”
Johanna has shown remarkable courage and compassion in standing up against the criticisms directed at her pet. Since creating the social media account, she has received predominantly positive comments and messages.
“He has been loved by everyone,” Johanna expressed.
Johanna feels a sense of relief knowing that she was able to rescue and provide a home for Alan. He has become an integral part of their family.
Alan’s story is truly touching, and we can support Johanna in spreading the message about adopting these unique puppies by sharing it widely.