Though, sadly, some people may continue to shy away from Ace simply because he's different, they're the ones who will be missing out. For it's those who look a little deeper, like this kind neighbor boy, who get to bask in the beauty of his spirit.
And that's true of all pets who find themselves a bit unlike the rest.
"Ace isn't a scary guy, and it just goes to show that appearances aren't everything," Maikovich said. "Seeing the footage of Ace and his buddy really proves that when given the chance of life and love and a family, animals with special needs and handicaps are worth it too."