Go ahead and fall in love with Quasimodo, a dog with Short Spine Syndrome

Our hearts are aflutter over a dog named after Quasimodo, the tragic and misunderstood hero of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The three-year-old purebred German Shepherd was recently rescued by Secondhand Hounds in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He’s been diagnosed with a genetic condition called Short Spine Syndrome, which is the cause for Quasimodo’s crooked spine and missing vertebrae. Short Spine Syndrome is super rare. So rare that there are only 13 documented cases of it in the world, according to Secondhand Hounds. THIRTEEN!

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