A man found a dog in a dumpster outside a building in Toronto, Canada, on February 1.
The 8-week-old pup, born without his two front legs, was left for dead on a pile of trash, much like Frances the dachshund.
The man who found him immediately took the dog to an animal shelter, thoughthey rejected him because of his birth defect. Apparently, they claimed to not have the preparation to care for a dog with no front legs.
The man was shocked. He left with the puppy, racking his brain for ideas of what to do with him.
That’s when two of the shelter’s volunteers caught up with him outside. They took the puppy off his hands and gave the little guy a safe home for the night.
They named the puppy Cupid because of his adorable heart-shaped nose. Cupid, who is a Great Pyrenees mix, spent the night with the shelter volunteers before being picked up by Joan Znidarec of the Dog Rescuers Inc.