Picasso, a 10-month-old pit bull terrier mix, was born with a facial deformity, a misaligned snout. He was abandoned because of his deformity. The pit bull terrier mix and his brother Pablo were rescued by the non-profit animal shelter called Luvable Dog Rescue in Eugene, Oregon.
Picasso and Pablo were rescued by the animal shelter after they were placed on death row, affiliate KVAL reported. “He can eat sideways, but he’s a very messy eater,” Liesl Wilhardt, executive director of Luvable Dog Rescue said to the Huffington Post. “Same with water.”
Picasso was one of the five puppies born in Porterville, California, by a backyard breeder. But the breeder was unable to sell Picasso and Pablo, and they were both taken to the Porterville Animal Shelter. Both dogs were close to being euthanized before Wilhardt found out about them from a volunteer at the shelter.
Picasso will undergo dental surgery to correct a terrible condition caused by a misaligned snout.
His jaw is fine, the deformity is in the top part of his nose, the jaw hinge is not deformed. He can open it normally.
After Picasso's surgery, Luvable Dog Rescue said they will decide what will be best for the two dogs who will be up for adoption as a bonded pair. According to the shelter, people around the world have shown interest in adopting both dogs.
The Oregon shelter posted a photo of Picasso, calling him 'perfectly imperfect Picasso.'
Picasso and Pablo are still looking for a forever home.
Visit Luvable Dog Rescue for details.