Sponsorship Dogs: Carmen
Carmen joined the League's Sponsor Program in 2007. Named after a French opera by Georges Bizet, about a beautiful gypsy with a fiery temper, Carmen, the little Chihuahua puppy is a delicate vision of adorableness. An unfortunate victim of backyard breeders, Carmen was born with no front legs. This sweet little spitfire came in a litter of three, two females and one male. Carmen is the middle child - smaller than Pablo but larger than Venus - and they all share the same physical deformity. Though it saddens us to see Carmen and her family with this disadvantage, we are pleased that she is otherwise healthy and seems very happy.
Carmen will need extensive care, therapy and training. Carmen, like her siblings, is not only unique and special, but in the eyes of North Shore Animal League America, she is a lovely, artistic treasure.