Much like humans, dogs can be born with birth defects.  It’s less common, but it can still occur.  It’s always sad to see a living creature start out its life with a disadvantage.

This is the case for Tigger the Staffordshire terrier mix.  He was born with a condition known as ectrodactyly, and it left him with abnormal front paws.

The condition forces him to hop around like a kangaroo instead of walking like a normal dog.  People from all over the world are now helping Tigger live a normal life!

A rescue group in Oregon named Savin’ Juice is giving Tigger a new chance at living a normal life.

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Below, you can see how his condition left him with deformed front legs.

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It’s hard for him to play with the other dogs.  He’s forced to hop around on his back legs.  This puts too much strain on his hind legs.

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