"I volunteer for the Utah Animal Advocacy Foundation, an organization that specializes in the rescue and rehabilitation of 'special needs' animals," Clayton says. "Ruby's breeder sent us an email within hours of Ruby's birth. Since I work full-time and knew that Ruby would require round-the-clock care, I encouraged the breeder to take her into her vet and learn how to tube-feed and care for Ruby on her own. But a couple of days later, I got another email saying that Ruby was dying."
The problem was, Ruby hadn't gotten any nutrition from her mom - she was essentially starving to death.