Sasha was born in early September. At just 1 day old, she was already in peril. Born with a cleft lip and palate, the tiny pit bull puppy wasn't able to nurse.
The person caring for Sasha and her littermates reached out to Courtney Bellew, director of SNARR Animal Rescue Northeast, a New York-based rescue group specializing in special needs dogs.
"The owner recognized she had a cleft palate and lip and wanted to try and save her," Bellew told The Dodo. "He brought her to my house and she was so tiny and fragile."