Hunchback Hound Quasimodo Thinks He Is Casanova And Steals Everyone’s Hearts

Published December 19, 2016 44,512 Views

Rumble Quasimodo, a purebred German shepherd with short spine syndrome, is gaining fans online with his story. Named after the "Hunchback of Notre Dame" character, Quasi is one of only 13 known dogs in the world with short spine syndrome, a genetic condition, according to Secondhand Hounds.
Quasi is missing a couple of vertebra in his back, but that is not causing him pain. His back cannot be surgically repaired and he is unable to turn his head, but otherwise his condition doesn't affect his day-to-day activities.

The dog was taken in by Secondhand Hounds, animal shelter in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Rachel Mairose from Secondhand Hounds says that he is goofy and likes girl dogs, he thinks he is Casanova not Quasimodo, everyone who meets him falls in love with him almost immediately. Rachel is confident that he is not in pain and does not need to be euthanized, he can do most things that a normal dog can do, with just a few limitations.

Four-year-old Quasimodo was discovered as a stray dog in Kentucky and it took authorities five days to catch him. Now he is enjoying his new life at his home in Secondhand Hounds in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA. Secondhand Hounds, which has rescued almost 10,000 dogs since opening in 2009, has received more than ​1,200 offers to adopt Quasimodo full-time.

Thanks to his Facebook page Quasimodo has become a global celebrity with nearly 100,000 likes.
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Videographer / director: Jeffrey Fuchs
Producer: John Balson, Nick Johnson
Editor: Joshua Douglas, Ian Phillips

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