American Foxhound Cooper: Every dog, no matter how strange it may look at first glance, has its own unique beauty and deserves a safe and loving home.
like one extremely special dog who battled because of his abnormalities but ultimately found the ideal home. He was born with no neck and just half a spine. Cooper, an American foxhound, suffers from “short spine syndrome,” a hereditary disorder that causes the vertebrae in his spine to merge and compress. He is one of only 30 dogs worldwide with the illness, according to studies.
Owner Elly Keegan said, “He appears like he has no neck, and to look behind him, he has to turn his whole body.” “His spine is fused in two places—on his neck and on his back.” The unusual-looking dog had a difficult early life. Given his birth deformity, he most likely came from a puppy farm near Halifax, Virginia. He probably developed his impairment as a result of puppy inbreeding.
He was sent to Secondhand Hounds, a shelter in Minnetonka, Minnesota, after being discovered by rescuers in 2017. He was initially placed in a home, but since he liked to pursue their cats, things didn’t work out there either. But Elly Keegan and her family quickly became Cooper’s ideal home.
While many people would look past a dog with such an unusual appearance, or worse, he would have been put down due to his condition, Elly has a soft spot for dogs with disabilities and is determined to provide Cooper with the care and attention he needs.
Cooper would require medical attention, according to Elly, who had the assistance of Secondhand Hounds. The dog had a few health problems at first, including a fall that fractured his neck into five pieces and gave him a bone infection.
Cooper’s condition has nevertheless improved in other ways. Elly claims that due to a congenital abnormality, he essentially had his “butt on his back,” but surgery has improved his ability to use the restroom alone.
Cooper is the “happiest dog,” according to Elly, and people are always pleased to see him. He attracts attention everywhere he goes, but he actually enjoys it. Elly said that on Facebook, he has a large following people are always pleased to see him. He attracts attention everywhere he goes, but he actually enjoys it. Elly said that on Facebook, he has a large following. He is such an amiable dog.
Even dogs with unique requirements or those with slightly distinctive appearances deserve to be loved and cared for. We are very happy that Cooper has found the ideal home where he will be accepted for who he is.
American Foxhound Cooper
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