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Beaux Tox was rejected and left to die because of his facial deformity - until one woman changed his life

The most uplifting story you'll read this week.

Meet "goofy" Golden Lab, Beaux Tox.

He was born with a facial deformity as a result of being squashed in his mother's womb, and it left him labelled as damaged goods among breeders at the puppy farm where he started his life.

Besides his squashed face, Beaux Tox is a perfectly ordinary dog - his mind and ability are in no way affected the deformity, and yet so many still turned him away.

The beautiful and loving pup spent the first five years of his life alone and severely neglected by his owners and in and out of rescue shelters.

That is until Jamie Hulit started her mission to save the dog's life and fell in love with him in the process.

"I didn't care how badly he might be ill," she told The Dodo. "I just didn't want him to go into the foster system again and be returned."

The pair first met in April 2017 and only one year later and Beaux Tox has "finished heart worm treatment and has gained 40lbs."

"Heartworm+ (with which Beaux Tox was infested) has a 50/50 chance of survival. I ate noodles for months but he was worth it," Jamie revealed.

Beaux Tox was just a bag of bones when Jamie first met him.
Beaux Tox was just a bag of bones when Jamie first met him.

"I named him Beaux Tox because he looks like he needs Botox," she joked to Beau Tox's many fans on the I Love Dogs Facebook page.

"He is 110% healthy and full of life. He is 6-years-old old but acts 6 months and he farts...a lot!!"

Beaux Tox has now finished heart worm treatment and has gained 40lbs.
Beaux Tox has now finished heart worm treatment and has gained 40lbs.

You would never guess this happy, pudgy boy had such a sad start to life

How could you not love that face?
How could you not love that face?

Beaux Tox now enjoys spending his all of his time with Jamie's other lab, his new best friend, Riley.

"Riley and Beaux absolutely love each other," Jamie told the Dodo. "They're perfect for each other even with the age difference (Beaux is 6 and Riley 13) and even though Beaux acts like a puppy — it helps Riley stay young."