(TOUCHING TALES) After neither breathing nor having a heartbeat at birth, Beyoncé defied all odds and survived! Now, she may be the world’s smallest dog. Read on to learn about this puppy named after the song “Survivor” by star singer Beyoncé. — Global Animal

Beyoncé is smaller than an iPhone. Photo credit: The Grace Foundation/eddogphotography.com

CBS Sacramento

She’s a survivor! A petite puppy named Beyonce is thriving after escaping death several times, and she could be the world’s smallest puppy.

The tiny 2-week-old pup is being cared for by the folks at The Grace Foundation in El Dorado Hills who not only saved Beyonce from sure death, but also her mother and four siblings.

Beyonce’s mother, Casey, a small Dachshund mix, was found pregnant and wandering the streets.

She was picked up by animal control and scheduled to have her puppies aborted, according to The Grace Foundation, but her pregnancy was too far along.

Casey was then scheduled to be euthanized. Luckily, the workers at Devore Animal Control contacted The Grace Foundation and they agreed to take Casey.

Five days later, Casey gave birth. The first four puppies were born without problems. However, the fifth puppy, Beyonce, was abnormally small.

At birth, Beyonce was not breathing and did not have a heartbeat. The Grace Foundation’s veterinarian, Dr. Russell, and executive director Beth DiCaprio were able to resuscitate her.

 Beyonce was small enough to fit in a spoon when she was born. After two weeks of being fed by hand, she’s almost as big as an iPhone.

The folks at The Grace Foundation are submitting an application to the people at Guinness World Records to see if Beyonce is a record holder.

More CBS Sacramento: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2012/03/21/petite-puppy-survives-rough-start-and-could-be-record-holder/

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