Evansville Rescue Seeking Home for Special Needs Puppy
It Takes a Village has an adorable puppy in their care. Her name is Quinnie, and she's a 3-month old lab mix. Besides being completely adorable, she is also special. She will need a home that can help her with her special needs. She was born with Cerebellar Hypoplasia.
So what is Cerebellar Hypopolasia? It's a condition where the animal is born with an underdevloped cerebellar which is the portion of the brain that controls motion. Animals with this condition typically have tremors or unusual "jerky" type movements and sometimes may fall when they try to move. The good news is the symptoms don't get worse as they age, and as the animal grows they learn to compensate for their mobility issues. The good news is once the animal learns to compensate for their disabilities they typically live a happy and pain free life. So with a little extra help Quinnie can live a full, happy life with a family of her own. She just needs to find that special someone who will be able to help her a little extra.
Here's her full bio from ITV, and if she sounds like the pup for you, reach out to ITV here.
Quinnie is a 3 month old female chocolate lab mix. She is special needs, having been born with Cerebellar Hypoplasia. Dogs with this condition can still have a good quality of life. Quinnie is currently in a foster home with children and other dogs. Her fosters have been working with her to find the best way to help her get around, including which style of harness works for her. Quinnie is in many ways still a typical puppy: she loves people, playing, and being outside. If your home can accommodate Quinnie (very limited stairs, patience, and problem-solving abilities), we would love for you to submit an adoption application online (ITVrescue.org).Cerebellar Hypoplasia
The Cerebellar is the portion of the brain responsible for the control of motion. When a puppy or kitten is born with an underdeveloped cerebellar, the condition is known as congenital cerebellar hypoplasia (CH). There are infectious causes of this condition in both cats (panleukopenia infection prior to birth) and dogs (herpes virus infection prior to birth). Improper development of the cerebellarmay occur due to injury, poisoning or just from an accident in development in the uterus. It is generally possible to see signs of this condition almost as soon as the puppy or kitten is born. Affected animals have tremors and unusual jerky movements or may fall down when they try to move. The symptoms do not get worse as they age. As the kitten or puppy grows it will learn to compensate for its condition but there are usually lifelong signs of a decreased ability to coordinate movement. Almost all dogs and cats with congenital cerebellar hypoplasia can live happily and painfree as pets with little special care to compensate for their disabilities.All of our animals are examined by a veterinarian, given age-appropriate vaccinations, dewormed, microchipped, spayed or neutered, heartworm tested and treated if necessary.