Okay you guys, prepare to fall head over heels in love.
I am very pleased to introduce our latest R.O.A.R. Squad members, Julie and Scott and their dog Cuda!
Cuda has several physical challenges as a product of over breeding and inbreeding. Julie speaks out against inbreeding and states, “Over breeding and inbreeding dogs is unnecessary and cruel and I find that [Cuda] has become an educational icon to teach kids- and grown-ups- about it.”
Read more about how you can support this pup (called Cuda, as in “Baracuda,” because of her charming underbite) after the jump!
If you would like to be profiled in the R.O.A.R. Squad all the info you need to do so is HERE. A special shout out to fabulous folks in South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming and the Yukon– we need you!
Saint Scott: My husband is a saint because he has tolerated me bringing home dogs since we’ve met! Scott loves our pets and they love him. We don’t have a family website, but I blog about Cuda at Cuda the Deformed Pitbull (help get Cuda to the Ugliest Dog Contest in June 2011 by checking our her Facebook page!).
Pit Stop: Long story short, I came upon Cuda one day after work as an animal control officer. A couple at a gas station told me they needed to find a home for a puppy they had rescued. I didn’t learn the circumstances about her rescue but I knew I had to take her. I texted my husband and I kept texting him until he texted back, “OK!”
A Face Everyone Could Love!: Cuda was even more shy than she is now, was so small and was very deformed- curved spine, fused neck, tilted rib cage, hocked rear legs, flat feet and huge underbite. We have fallen in love with her- everyone’s first reaction to her is to recoil but then they also fall in love.
Glug: Cuda is easily scared but my favorite thing is the self watering bowl. She is so timid around the “glug… glug…” that she stretches out as far as she can, sips, backs up and repeats until done. If she gets glugged, she’s outta there!
Where: Durham, North Carolina
Want to meet another dog lover from North Carolina? Check out Karen and her dog Rosie!
Join the R.O.A.R. Squad
Do you want to join the R.O.A.R. Squad? Our goal is to make having a rescue animal THE coolest thing around. Ya game? Perfect! We’d love to have you!
Send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!
We are well on our way to reaching our goal of finding at least one rescue owner from every state in the US and at least one rescue owner from every province and territory in Canada by April 2011. WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We’re looking for rescue dogs, cats, rabbits, parrots… donkeys… snakes… we’re not biased around here. We just want rescues who have found fabulous homes! Check out all the R.O.A.R. Squad members HERE.
- New Brunswick- need asap!
- Prince Edward Island
- Yukon- need asap!
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
- South Dakota- need asap!
- Wisconsin- need asap!
- Wyoming- need asap!
- From somewhere else? Lemme know!
If your state/province/territory isn’t on this list, THAT’S OKAY! We still need you to join! Just keep your eyes and ears out for rescue owners from these places for me, k? Thanks!
I look forward to hearing from you!