Do you have room in your life for a two-legged pup? Meet Cupid.
On a cold February day in Toronto, Canada, a puppy was left for heap in a head of garbage. Why you ask? Simply because a birth defect had left him without his two front legs.
Fortunately two good Samaritans found the puppy and brought him to the local animal shelter, which then directed them to The Dog Rescuers. The Dog Rescuers is a rescue based just outside of Toronto in Oakville, Ontario with more than 20 years of rescue experience.
— CBC Toronto (@CBCToronto) February 10, 2017
With a cute little heart-shaped nose, the pup's rescuers decided to call him Cupid. He may be small right now, but as a Great Pyrenees-cross Cupid is going to grow quickly.
After being thoroughly vetted by the rescue's veterinarian they determined that while he was on the verge of dehydration and his protein levels were low, he would quickly recover from his traumatic experience.
After taking care of his health issues, the next step was to have him fitted with a new pair of "legs". Working with the Toronto-based organization PawsAbility, Cupid was fitted with a brand new set of prosthetics so he could explore and navigate his world like any puppy should.
— Christina Stevens (@StevensGlobal) February 9, 2017
To get used to his new legs and to build the necessary muscles, the team at PawsAbility attached his prosthetic legs to a set of skis. This will make it easier for Cupid to master the skills of getting up and sliding forward.
— Christina Stevens (@StevensGlobal) January 31, 2017
If Cupid has stolen your heart like he has so many already, you'll be happy to know that he is still searching for his forever home. While he will be staying with The Dog Rescuers for a bit longer, you can stay up to date on his adoption status on their website.
We love you, Cupid - hope you find your forever home soon!
What do you think of sweet Cupid's story? Let us know in the comments below!
Featured image courtesy of Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network.
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