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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. 


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    Little Piglet before his rescue

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    Piglet after Melissa Shapiro rescued him

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    Baby Piglet in his new furever home! Melissa also rescued Piglet's mom and three other pups from the litter!

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    "The decision to adopt Piglet full time didn't come easy to Melissa - who has six other dogs. "

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    '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


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    The Piglet Mindset: is the inspiration of overcoming disabilities and continuing to prosper -- just like Piglet has done

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    The now famous Piglet is pictured here as a talent at Petcon in Los Angeles, 2019

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    It's not hard to see why this little guy has such a huge following -- just look at that sweet face!

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    '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.

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    Family portrait!

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