Fleetwood Mac is an 8-year-old little Chihuahua with a very rare toe anomaly called ectrodactyly.
And Grace is a seven-month-old girl from Indiana with the same anomaly.
Grace’s parents made a special trip to the Umbrella of Hope shelter in California, where the Chihuahua Fleetwood Mac lived, and adopted the dog into their family.
Ectrodactyly is a congenital malformation characterized by the absence or underdevelopment of one or more fingers and (or) feet. It can be combined with the absence of metacarpal and metatarsal bones; with a central location of the defect, a cleft is formed that divides the hand or foot into 2 parts (for example, a “claw-shaped hand”).
Earlier, in the same shelter, a family with a 12-year-old child with burn scars adopted a dog injured in a fire. And last year in Tennessee, a girl who was born without feet adopted the same dog.
And in Australia, the parents of a one-armed girl took a dog without one paw into their family.
Grace’s parents report that their daughter quickly fell in love with the new dog (they have another dog in their family, also a Chihuahua).
Grace has a claw-shaped anomaly in both arms and both legs, and Fleetwood Mac has one leg injured.
But neither one nor the other does not prevent both from playing together.
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