Blue with varied fun beach stuff design (Pattern may vary from photo shown) Alvin had a rough start but with help from The Mia Foundation and loving hands on care, he is thriving and living the best life. His mommas is a Florida girl and of course, Alvin in a baby shark costume....well, that alone is beachtastic! Find The Mia Foundation on Facebook and Instagram.
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In October of 2020, Alvin was born in a litter of 9 pups, 5 of which were born cleft. The breeder thankfully reached out to The Mia Foundation for help as caring for clefts & special needs is their rescue focus. A group of volunteers hurriedly drove from Rochester NY area to Ohio as the cleft pups were already with mom for a day without adequate nursing. The group of Mia ladies took turns driving, tube feeding and caring for the pups on the drive back to NY. Alvin & one other pup arrived in critical condition (the other critical pup did not survive) Alvin thrived in his foster home being tube fed until 4.5 weeks old then he began eating kibble on his own. He was still a very small, underweight runt (5.2 pounds at 8.5 weeks old when his momma brought him home) and look at him now. His momma thinks he'll end up being a normal sized boxer after all.
The Mia Foundation was developed to give animals born with birth defects a fighting chance. So many animals born with birth defects, such as cleft palates or missing limbs, are euthanized at birth. With a little work and a lot of love, these animals give back so much more than anyone could possibly imagine. All they need is a chance!! To learn more about The Mia Foundation find them on facebook and Instagram.