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Imperfect 'breeder' puppy dumped by owner to open access animal shelter

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UPDATE: "Remember little Jimmy who was purchased from a breeder, then the owner realized he had no bottom of his mouth, and they dropped him at a shelter. A happy update! A new home has been chosen for Jimmy, he will be assessed to see if he's compatible for reconstructive surgery, and he will eventually be going to his new forever home!!" Trio Animal Foundation

A three-month-old purebred German shepherd puppy, as adorable as the words to the song "doggy in the window," found himself the innocent victim of an incompetent breeder and of the heartless owner who purchased him. Tragically, the puppy, named Jimmy, has a birth defect; part of his bottom jaw is missing.

No one quite knows the reason how his new owner could have missed such a defect when purchasing Jimmy, but the little puppy apparently became dispensable, and he was surrendered to an open access shelter; an animal shelter where all pets are accepted regardless of their age, health or behavior.

The Trio Animal Foundation has volunteered to take Jimmy in and to make sure this dog finds a wonderful home. A volunteer writes:

"Jimmy is a complete doll and is great with all people and dogs. He is the happiest puppy who still has that wonderful puppy breath."

Jimmy is underweight, although he has no trouble eating. He will need to regain his strength before he can be neutered and given all vaccinations prior to being offered for adoption. The organization is actively searching for a foster home for this adorable puppy.

To find out more about adoption and fostering , please visit and see if the guidelines provided apply to your household. If you have any questions, please email TAF’s Rescue and Medical Director, Bridgid. Bridgid’s email is

Interested in adopting Jimmy?

The Trio Animal Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization based in Chicago, Illinois that assists shelters, animal rescue organizations and individuals with life saving financial help for homeless pets. The organization promotes responsible ownership including the spay and neutering of all dogs and cats.

If you would like to help this fine organization help more animals, please click here.

Follow Jimmy's Facebook thread by clicking here as volunteers and animal advocates work together to help this dog. Information is available if interested in adoption.

Remember there are many more wonderful companion animals of all breeds, colors, weights and personalities just waiting for the perfect home. Please don't shop when you can adopt.

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