A newborn puppy born with no eyes was dumped at a shelter by her breeder after they deliberately bred two runts to try and create the smallest ‘teacup’ dog possible.
Teacup, who’s a cross between a miniature schnauzer and wheaten terrier, was not only born blind, but also with her bladder attached to her uterus.
The tiny pup weighed only 1lb for the first four weeks of her life, struggling to stay warm due to her diminutive size.
‘I couldn’t believe how tiny she was and I was so eager to get some food in her,’ said the rescue home’s adoption and foster coordinator, Nicole Butler.
‘Teacup doesn’t have any pain and doesn’t know that she is disabled as she has never known life with vision.’
She was dumped by her breeder at the Big Fluffy Dog Rescue in Nashville at just a month old, and couldn’t even bottle feed because of her lack of suckle response, according to Metro UK.
But volunteers at the rescue shelter, who are imploring potential dog owners to adopt rather than shop through breeders, say the tiny pup’s good attitude never wavered in spite of her breeding-induced health problems.
‘Nobody told her she’s special so she gets along like every other happy puppy except she bumps into things from time to time and then just keeps on trucking,’ Butler said.
‘We always say ‘adopt don’t shop,’ but people continue to keep breeders in business in spite of the mantra.’
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SOURCE: Daily Mail