The story of Captain Morgan started off as a sad one; he was thrown out as a puppy because of his looks. His family dropped him off at a high-kill shelter solely based on his imperfections. But Cause For Paws stepped in to make sure the little pup got a second chance at life.

The Pit Bull pup was dropped off at a high-kill shelter.

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He was no longer wanted by his family and was separated from his mother and siblings. The dog was born with a blind left eye and a half-formed right ear.

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But when Nicole Horabik of North Carolina’s Cause For Paws saw his adoption ad online, she had to find him.

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She went and got the 8-week-old Pit pup and took him home. She named him Captain Morgan and posted his story to Facebook.

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“I was thrown away because I wasn’t perfect. Share if you think I am perfect!!!”

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Nicole just wanted everyone to know that imperfect animals can still make perfect pets.

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Other than an underbite and a herniated belly, Captain Morgan received a clean bill of health!

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Captain Morgan immediately took to and got along with Nicole’s other disabled dogs and started breaking out of his shell.

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She just hoped he’d find a forever family to love him, imperfections and all…

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And her wish came true! Captain Morgan would go on to a loving forever home and be accepted for whom he is. 🙂