A tiny pup born shortly before Christmas in Aurora, Colo., is being called a miracle after she apparently "came back to life."
The miraculous tale was shared with Facebook followers of the Aurora, Colorado City Hall Facebook page on Christmas Eve.
Nicole Bartley, veterinarian for the Aurora Animal Shelter, shared the amazing story:
A small fuzzy dog was in labor. A quick exam showed that the puppy she was trying to have was far too large to fit. She needed an emergency C-section and she needed it NOW. We put her under anesthesia and started the surgery.
It was obvious the puppy had been stuck for a long time. There was a lot of infection and very little chance for the puppy. However, we always try to save puppies and kittens born by C-section and the veterinary technicians went to work, but the puppy never breathed, never moved.
Assuming that the unresponsive puppy who failed to breathe was dead, the team wrapped her tiny body in a blanket and went to work on the mother dog who was still in need of assistance.
Bartley shared what happened next:
We were just starting to wake the mama dog up from anesthesia (45 minutes later) when we heard a sound from the inside of the blanket where the puppy had been wrapped. It was alive! And crying for its mama!”
Today, the puppy and her mother are in the care of a foster home and they should be available for adoption in February.
The puppy has been given the only logical name following the extraordinary start to her life...Miracle.
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