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Emma: Cleft Palate Chihuahua


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Emma is a tiny Chihuahua born in 2008 with a cleft palate, cleft lip and craniofacial deformities. She turned 4 years old on August 4th 2012 and is approximately 30 ounces in weight.

Emma was rescued at just hours old – tube fed for the first 9 months of her life – has endured 6 surgeries (all, for the most part, to no avail) – and her skull is still wide open in many areas, leaving nothing between her tiny brain and the world but a paper thin layer of skin. She doesn’t “live the life of a dog” – because the world is just much too dangerous for her – but she is a brilliant, sweet spirited, blissfully content little girl ~ and the light of our lives!!

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