CUPID: THE ABANDONED PUPPY WITH “HEART-SHAPED” LEGS - “He absolutely loves everyone and is the sweetest dog ever. He has a lot of energy and despite his deformity he hobbles and jumps around just fine!”
A three-month-old puppy, now named Cupid, was discovered in a snowbank where it appears he was abandoned. Fortunately, he was rescued by an organization called Ruff Start Rescue, Inc. in Minnesota. Cupid was born with deformities in his front legs which cause them to be heart shaped and renders him unable to walk normally. Ruff Start Rescue is now raising funds to provide treatment for Cupid. Read more from their fundraising page:
On Feb 13th we received word that there was a 3 month old puppy in a local impound who needed help. He was there because someone found him in a snowbank in the ditch and brought him in. We were told he might have “rickets” which is a vitamin D deficiency which can cause limb deformities. Otherwise a birth defect, or carpel hyperflextion syndrome. We just dont know but this little guys front legs don’t work :( His feet are both curled in and he cannot walk on them. He hobbles around on the ouside of his legs. He also has a facial deformity where his nose is crooked a little bit. We are not sure what he has been through until we found him, but we decided we are going to save him and name him Cupid! (Fitting right, since we saved him on Valentines Day ;))
We are hoping we can save him and turn his life around. We are all hoping he will walk someday. Maybe he was born this way and he has never walked on his feet to this day? This could very well be a possibility. However, we want to try and change this for him. We are asking for the public’s help to contribute to his care and vet bills or other special requests that might come up once we learn what his needs will be.
Cupid looks like a wonderful dog who has captured many hearts. Let’s hope he is able to overcome his physical challenges. Click here for more information and here to learn more about Ruff Start Rescue, Inc. You can also watch video of Cupid in action here.