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Even at 2 weeks old, Beyoncé could easily fit into the palm of your hand. The pint-sized pup, who perches comfortably on an iPhone, weighs just four ounces.
According to a report from CBS Sacramento, Beyoncé — named for the singer, who has a tune called "Survivor" — is one of five Dachshund and Chihuahua puppies born to mom, Casey, who was found pregnant and abandoned.
After Casey was picked up by animal control, she was set to be euthanized — until she was taken in by The Grace Foundation, which cares for abused and neglected animals.
When Beyoncé was born on March 8, she was abnormally small, had no heartbeat and wasn’t breathing. A veterinarian on the scene was able to get her heart started, and Beth DeCaprio, founder of The Grace Foundation, gave the tiny puppy mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Since then, the pup has been bottle-fed every hour and, according to the foundation, is “normal in every other way.” Beyoncé is expected to only grow to about 1 ½ pounds.
The foundation is now applying to the Guinness Book of World Records to see if Beyoncé could nab the world’s smallest puppy title.
As for the pup's name, DeCaprio said it best: “We wanted to give her a very strong person to aspire to be.”
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