Toby is a half-breed Shih Tzu and Yorkshire Terrier, a dog smaller than a cat.
In addition, this baby was born with hydrocephalus, excess fluid accumulated in his brain, which pressed on the brain, disrupting the coordination of movements.
The puppy was the smallest in the litter and weighed just under 1.5 pounds. It seemed that he simply did not have a chance for a prosperous life, all circumstances were against the baby.
And the owners decided to euthanize him.
It seemed to them a humane decision – not to prolong the suffering of the baby, who, even with the most careful care, would not be able to live a full life.
Fortunately, the local community helping the Yorkshire Terriers learned about the situation.
They intervened and took the puppy in the hope of making him a better future.
And so it happened.
The wheels of charity are spinning, and now the puppy receives the most magical Christmas present imaginable: a small “wheelchair”, a metal frame with wheels that supports the helpless baby, helps him to stay on his feet and prevents him from bumping into corners.
This stroller is custom made and it was truly a piece of jewelry.
“Every living thing deserves a right to life,” says Kit DeRoche, president of the rescue that saved Toby.
“And if anyone has a problem, it’s not too big a problem for Florida Yorkie Rescue.”
Now Toby has begun to walk, and his weak front legs will become stronger.
Kit was so inspired by the example of a tiny brave dog that she took it for herself.
The woman hopes that the fate of Toby will help other people decide to take a puppy with special needs or make changes in their own lives.