The Aussie and Collie mix was born naturally on February 16 in Oklahoma alongside eight siblings. While all of her brothers and sisters were healthy and perfectly normal, Skipper’s situation was a little different. The puppy born with six legs and two tails was rejected by her own mom. Her unexpected birth defects became a reason for hatred and ignorance.
As Sikpper’s mom rejected her, the little puppy was taken to Neel Veterinary Hospital where the doctors gave him a new name “Miracle”. She was the very first one of her kind to survive.
“This is a miracle named Skipper. Literally. She has survived longer than we suspect any other canine has (at just 4 days old – published research does not indicate one has been born alive) with her combination of congenital conditions,” the hospital introduced Skipper to the whole world through their Facebook page.
According to the veterinarians at the hospital, it seemed like an egg in the cat mother’s womb was likely to split into twin but did not succeed completely, and the rare dog was the result of that process. The little girl also has duplicate organs from her waist down, but luckily they are still working properly.
Skipper is so strong that she doesn’t want to give up. She is full of desire to live and feel the love of good people.