On February 1st, a man found a dog abandoned in a dumpster outside a building in Toronto, Canada. The poor puppy was about 7 weeks old and born without both of his front legs. He was literally left for dead, tied in a plastic garbage bag. Thankfully the man found him when he did. The good samaritan immediately rushed the pup to an animal shelter. Unfortunately the shelter wouldn’t take him in due to his birth defect. They claimed they had no “preparation” to care for a dog without front legs. Before he left the premises, however, two of the volunteers from the shelter stopped the man outside. They happily took the puppy from the man to provide a caring home for the night. The volunteers named the pup Cupid due to his heart shaped nose. The Great Pyrenees mix spent the night safely with the volunteers until Joan Znidarec of The Dog Rescuers, Inc. picked him up.
It’s also important that the family that adopts Cupid is one that will be dedicated to caring for him and his special needs.