Animals Of Instagram Spotlight Of The Week: Piglet, The Pink-Colored, Deaf And Blind Dog
Once a week, we will be featuring an extraordinary animal account on Instagram! Their story, the adorable pictures, and pawesome videos! This weeks spotlight goes to Piglet, the adorable little pup who has become a global inspiration for kids everywhere!
Piglet, was born deaf and blind, and is racking up thousands of followers on Instagram! Piglet is a pink-hued, two-and-a-half years old dachshund and chihuahua mix, who was rescued from an overcrowded litter of 37 pups in a Georgia hoarding facility. He was rescued by Melissa Shapiro, a Connecticut-based vet.
According to DailyMail, Piglet now lives his every best life, "like a prince" and has become a model for 'positive growth' for children.
"The decision to adopt Piglet full time didn't come easy to Melissa - who has six other dogs. "
'It was quite a decision to make. He is a lot of work and he is like a full-time job, taking care of a little disabled baby. But he's so cute, and we couldn't give him away at that point," Melissa told PEOPLE.com
'He was so anxious, he was screaming constantly. He would play, then go to sleep, but when he wasn't doing either of those, he was screaming. I couldn't leave the house the first month I had the dog here,' Melissa recalled.