EL DORADO (CBS13) – Beyoncé, the tiny rescue puppy that defied odds and survived, is no longer up for adoption.
Her owner, The Grace Foundation, says despite having received over 500 applications, the petite pooch will be staying put.
In a statement on their website, the organization said Beyoncé will be used to help increase the adoption of rescue dogs: “We feel that it would be wrong to adopt her out to be loved by just one family when there is an entire country in love with her and a cause that needs her help and support.”
“So for the time being, Beyoncé will remain with The Grace Foundation and will continue to be an ambassador for the adoption of rescue dogs everywhere. The country will be able to continue to love her and watch her grow and everyone will all be able follow her life at Grace and her efforts to make a difference through our website and Facebook page.”
The Foundation is also concerned about Beyoncé’s health. At birth, she had to be resuscitated and was small enough to fit in a spoon. After two weeks of being fed by hand, she was almost as big as an Apple iPhone 4.
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The Foundation is no longer accepting applications for Beyoncé’s adoption; however, if Beyoncé becomes available in the future, they say her new owner will be selected from the applications they’ve already received.
On its website, the Foundation also make a plea for people to adopt rescue dogs.
“For all of you that opened your hearts and your homes to Beyoncé, please consider adopting one of the millions of rescue dogs that might otherwise end up being euthanized. These dogs may not be the smallest, but they all have their own amazing stories of survival and wonderful personalities to share with loving homes like yours.”
Beyoncé’s siblings are still up for adoption. They will not be available until after May 3 when they are at least 8 weeks old and ready to be spayed or neutered.