Francis Bean

Ear is swollen shut from infection and medicine cannot reach the infected area. Rescued out of the shelter, he now needs urgent surgery.

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Oh this poor little Pug!

His ear is swollen shut and so painful

Francis Bean was in the Chula Vista, California animal shelter. He has a massive infection in his ears, which has irritated the skin so badly it has swollen his ears shut!

The shelter tried to treat him with topical medications, but they don’t work, they medicine cannot get inside the ear where the infection really is! The shelter put out a plea for a rescue to take him, and little Francis Bean is in pain, as you can see in the video ABOVE, he rubs his head all the time and whimpers. It must be like having a hammer pressing inside his head all day and night long, just terrible.

The rescue Lionel’s Legacy works with the shelter to rescue SENIOR dogs, but not usually younger dogs like Francis Bean. However, when no other rescue took him the shelter said they would have to put him to sleep, so Lionel’s Legacy took him, even though they had just helped the shelter by taking 25 (YES, TWENTY-FIVE) senior dogs.

His shelter picture:

Francis is now out of the shelter and has been to the vet. He needs urgent surgery, and will probably need at least one ear removed. This procedure, when they remove the entire inside of the ear, is very expensive because dog ears are actually quite complex and this procedure requires a trained specialist.

The good news is the doctor is almost certain it is not cancer. The doctor also suspects the ear is already so damaged that it doesn’t work, so removing it will just mean no more pain for Francis Bean.

All donations are for the rescue and Francis Bean. This is an unexpected expense that they cannot afford right now. If you are a supporter of rescues saving dogs like Francis Bean, then please consider showing them some support and some love for Francis 🙂

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  • Smithnelson Karen

    Just want the little guy have a chance to get out of the shelter. Being suffering from due to poor health not going to make it happen.

    July 28, 2023 at 9:26 am Reply

  • Cheryl Cabot

    Because, why wouldn’t you? These wonderful animals can’t help themselves.

    July 28, 2023 at 9:37 am Reply

  • Margaret Adams Myers

    Get well soon!

    July 28, 2023 at 11:34 am Reply

  • Annie Robinson

    So sweet little Beanie has her chance at feeling great!❤️

    July 28, 2023 at 12:20 pm Reply

  • Annie

    So sweet little Beanie has her chance at feeling great!❤️

    July 28, 2023 at 12:21 pm Reply

  • Melinda Bartlett

    Good luck and many prayers to you♥️🙏

    July 28, 2023 at 1:02 pm Reply

  • Monica Ryan

    My dog suffered from this and she actually looked just like this pup. Sending 🙏🏼❤️

    July 28, 2023 at 1:11 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    If you’ve ever had an earache you know how painful they can be and what this little guy must be going through.

    July 28, 2023 at 1:47 pm Reply

  • Shino Sullivan

    Praying for Francis Bean’s healing and for finding a safe home!

    July 28, 2023 at 1:52 pm Reply

  • Mary Teresa Price

    For little Francis Bean. Hopefully she’ll be ok!

    July 28, 2023 at 2:35 pm Reply

  • Kathleen Scherich

    The the video was sooo painful to watch . Plz get him vet care asap!!’

    July 28, 2023 at 3:06 pm Reply

  • Beverly Rosas

    You poor baby. Hope your ear can be fixed soon

    July 28, 2023 at 6:10 pm Reply

  • Anna Bellesheim

    Donated . Hoping Francis Bean gets the care he needs.

    July 28, 2023 at 6:42 pm Reply

  • Tamara Nelson

    Get well cutie pie 🥰

    July 28, 2023 at 7:39 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    I’m donating because I’m having a hard time understanding why this poor baby was put in a shelter to suffer even more instead of being helped right away! I wish I could donate more but I pray you meet your goal so he will be able to live a happy, pain free life soon in a living home.🙏🙏🙏🐶❤️

    July 28, 2023 at 9:15 pm Reply

  • Laura Gavre

    I hate to see any dog in pain. My dog is 14 now & her back legs stumble so we try to give her sone CBD chews with glucosamine to help her walk more comfortably.

    July 28, 2023 at 11:57 pm Reply

  • June

    No animal should suffer!

    July 29, 2023 at 5:41 am Reply


    Speedy recovery, Francis Bean. I hope to meet you someday!

    July 29, 2023 at 6:55 am Reply

  • Vicki Garrett

    Poor baby

    July 29, 2023 at 10:42 am Reply

  • Susan Kroll

    All my dogs have been shekter dogs. They need love!

    July 30, 2023 at 6:50 am Reply

  • Champ The Pawducer

    For Ducky’s foster sister, Francis Bean. Lots and lots of love ❤️

    July 30, 2023 at 1:25 pm Reply

  • Barry Davis

    I just got through treating my Beagle/Husky for ear infections. Her pain was awful but not as bad as this! PLEASE put your money where your heart is…

    July 31, 2023 at 7:31 am Reply

  • tahitia Ruby

    Poor thing, I know how bad it hurts when your ear hurts. I pray that he just gets better. God bless the rescues & F.A.D. That helps make this possible. God bless Francis Bean, he’s such a good boy

    July 31, 2023 at 9:35 am Reply

  • Christina Libertini

    I hope dear little Francis Bean can get surgery so his ears can get better! I love French bulldogs so much.

    July 31, 2023 at 9:46 am Reply

  • Pat Duncan

    Prayers for this sweet baby’s recovery 🙏🙏

    July 31, 2023 at 12:32 pm Reply

  • Debbie Anderson

    Praying this sweet little boy gets his surgery soon, and has a full and speedy recovery. I hope to see a future update of this precious pup, pain free and happy in his new forever home. Love to you Francis Bean, you got this little man!

    July 31, 2023 at 4:14 pm Reply

  • Darlene Jackson

    I donated to help this pup with the hope that he will get the surgery he needs in order to give him comfort from the infection he has…Sadly he will lose his ear, but praying the other ear will be good enough for the rest of his life…Also, praying Francis finds a furever home with lots of love ❤️ and care he deserves…

    July 31, 2023 at 7:27 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for helping Francis Bean as well as the gang of seniors!

    August 1, 2023 at 10:29 am Reply

  • Janet Seavitte

    Stop his itching please!

    August 1, 2023 at 12:05 pm Reply

  • Dana Haveson

    Get well, Francis Bean

    August 15, 2023 at 12:53 pm Reply