Cupid, who was born without front legs, was found in a garbage bag in a dumpster behind a building in Toronto last week.
The Dog Rescuers Inc., which is based in Oakville, took him in.
“This poor little guy at such a young age had already been through a lot, having been found tied in a bag, discarded like garbage behind a building,” the rescue group wrote on its Facebook page on Monday.
“Not only had this little guy been left as trash, to die, he also has a birth defect where he is missing his front two legs.”
They think he’s seven weeks old and is a Great Pyrenees-cross.
He’s been in the care of a vet for the past few days and will be fitted for his new front legs this week. The group is asking for donations to help cover the cost.
“This little guy is an absolute love with the most adorable personality and a heart-shaped nose. The angels who facilitated him coming into our care named him Cupid,” the group said.
The Ontario-based rescue was impressed by Cupid’s spirited smile and upbeat attitude, even after going through so many hardships in his very young life. Dedicated to giving the pup more reasons to live, The Dog Rescuers Inc. went to work rehabilitating Cupid and building him a set of prosthetic legs.
To fit in with his Canadian surroundings and to make walking easier, Cupid was eventually given a personalized pair of skis. The initial test run came with its falls and flops, but the pup eventually started to get a handle on his new legs. Now, Cupid is getting better at playing on all four paws everyday.
Cupid, a two-legged puppy who was saved after being thrown away, takes first steps on prosthetic legs.FULL STORY: http://glbn.ca/wHsQU2
Posted by Global News on Thursday, February 9, 2017