Authorities took five days to capture a hunchback German Shepherd who was found straying on the streets of Kentucky.
They captured Quasimodo using a live trap. His name, Quasi the Great, fits him. He got his name from the renowned French classic by Victor Hugo because he has a hunchback.
He suffers from a condition known as a short-spine syndrome. Reports indicate this condition affects only fifteen dogs worldwide. The situation leaves a dog with almost no neck. “Quasi has several vertebrae missing from his back. This, however, does not cause him any pain. Unfortunately, surgery cannot remedy the problem,” a post on Facebook read.
At the age of four, Quasi is now full of life. He was brought to Secondhand Hounds in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, by founder Rachel Mairose. Besides looking shy, Quasi was so scared, but he is now doing well.
“He is so friendly and wants to make everyone happy. Once you earn his trust, he is so sweet and loving,” Secondhand Hounds coordinator Sara Anderson says. His condition does not affect his daily activities. Now he no longer considers himself a hunchback dog but a hit with all the girls. He doesn’t recognize his disability.
He needs help while feeding owing to his short neck. You need to raise his food to a level where he can reach the food bowl. The following video shows how happy Quasi is. He is no different from other dogs when it comes to running.
His abnormal appearance adds to his gems. A Facebook page has been opened for him. Quasi the Great! He has to undergo regular medical checkups to ensure he is okay.
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