News Meet Quasi-Modo...You'll fall in love

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  1. Shithead

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    This unique German Shepherd is winning the Internet


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    Despite his shortcomings, Quasi does not seem to notice that he's different from any other dog.
    Photo: Facebook
    Quasimodo doesn’t look like your typical dog — because he’s anything but average.
    The 3-year-old German Shepherd, who goes by Quasi for short, is one of only 13 known dogs in the world that suffers from short spine syndrome — a condition that gives him, quite literally, a shortened spine and a hunched back. His head and legs are average-sized.
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    An X-ray of Quasimodo’s midsection, which shows his compressed organs and crooked spine.Photo: Facebook
    The former stray was found wandering on his own in Kentucky before being taken in by rescue organization Secondhand Hounds in Eden Prairie, Minn., this past Thursday. Rescues workers there named him Quasimodo after the protagonist of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”
    “His personality is amazing,” Secondhand Hounds foster coordinator
    Sara Anderson told Good Morning America. “He is one of the sweetest, most loving dogs, once he trusts you. He has a great ‘spunk’ about him.”
    Quasi was given his own Facebook page on Thursday, and has already amassed more than 22,000 followers. True to form, several videos of Quasi at his foster home show him generously offering kisses to the humans caring for him.
    Other photos show Quasi receiving a bath, getting X-rayed and playing outside.
    A pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix who suffers from a similar condition rose to fame last year after being crowned the winner of the annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest. That dog’s name was also Quasi Modo.
    Though thousands of people have reached out to Secondhand Hounds to inquire about adopting Quasi, no adoption plans will be made until the rescue organization has had time to assess Quasi’s medical needs.
    For now, they’re just letting Quasi enjoy being a normal dog.
    “The Quasi of Secondhand Hounds is our hero because he is the definition of the qualities we all admire in our dogs,” says Anderson. “Born different, but never knowing any other way, he seeks to please the people who have shown him kind hands and warm hearts. He may not be as pretty as many dogs on the outside, but his heart and soul shine through and make him one of God’s most beautiful creatures.”
     
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    Looks painful.
     
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    At least he's not in Korea or he'd be lunch.
     
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    Probably born in India
     
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    Probably lives in agony poor lil fella
     
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    Awwww! That poor pup is going to have medical problems. One of my cats has a minor spinal deformity and it causes her problems. Can't imagine the problems that pup will have. I hope his owners smother him with nothing but love while he's alive.
     
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    :( poor doggie. He's very sweet though.
     
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    Does he need a forever family?
     
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    has the posture of a hyena.
     
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    Poor baby.
     
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    Good thing he is not a reindeer or he would be an outcast.

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    Isn't Kentucky kind of the same thing?

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