As humans, we’re prone to judging others based on nothing but their appearance — even something as innocent as a little puppy.
Some cruel owners have abandoned their pets at shelters just because they were born with certain defects or disabilities, and there’s just absolutely no excuse for that.
Sadly, many dogs continue to be left all throughout the country’s high-kill shelters. Fortunately, some dogs have managed to survive despite all odds, like this severely ill pit bull who got a second chance.
Recently, a beautiful baby pit bull was abandoned at a rural high-kill shelter for having slight physical disabilities.
Luckily, he was rescued just in time by Nicole Horabik, who works at the Cause for Paws of North Carolina, an organization dedicated to protecting and nurturing unwanted dogs and cats.
Scroll further to read about the pup’s life now, and let us know what you think in the comments below!
Recently, a baby pit bull was left on the doorsteps of a rural high-kill shelter in Lee County, NC.
He was separated from his mother and siblings shortly after he was born, most likely because he was born with a half-formed right ear, and a blind left eye.
Nicole Horabik, a foster coordinator at North Carolina’s Cause for Paws, saw a link to an adoption ad listed with Lee County Animal Services, and immediately sought out the puppy.
She took the 8-week-old pit bull into her home and named him Captain Morgan. Next, she posted a stirring note on her Facebook page, explaining the little pup’s unfortunate background.
In the picture, a sign rests against the pooch, and reads: 'I was thrown away because I wasn’t perfect.' It then encouraged everyone to share the post with friends and family.
'What people need to take away is that imperfection is perfection,' Nicole said to the Dodo. 'Not all dogs are perfect in your eyes, but they can be amazing dogs.'
Captain Morgan has a slight under bite and a herniated belly, but other than that, has a clean bill of health.
The young pooch has a great personality, and gets along really well with Nicole’s other dogs, who also have disabilities. 'One of [them] is completely blind, and my other dog is an amputee — he only has three legs. And they are perfect in every way possible,' she said.
Now, Nicole is hoping that Captain Morgan will be adopted by a warm, loving family that will accept all of his perfect imperfections.
Click here to visit Captain Morgan’s funding page, if you’d like to help out.
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