Welcome Gertie Bird!!!
Similar to our little Frenchie Auggie, this little lady was born with a cleft palate and will need surgery when she is old enough. Cleft palate affects the puppy’s ability to eat, often causing them to be unable to nurse appropriately. Gertie is currently managing to gobble down soft food. If she cannot continue to do that, we’ll have to switch to tube feeding. Until Gertie is old enough, she will be staying with a volunteer who is a vet tech. She will be able to bring our newest little diva to work with her, for round-the-clock care. Gertie is 2 months old. She will likely need to grow for 6 months before she is big enough for surgery.
If you would like to help this petite flower with her journey, please click one of the green bars above and stay tuned for updates!