Beyonce the tiny puppy fit into spoon at birth

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By MEGHAN BARR, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A very tiny puppy named Beyonce and her unlikely story of survival has captured the hearts of animal lovers around the world.

The 3-week-old dachshund mix is no bigger than an iPhone. At birth, she could fit into a spoon.

Beyonce was born March 8 to a rescue dog that was found wandering the streets of San Bernardino, Calif. Her caretakers say she's one of the smallest puppies ever born full-term.

Her caretaker, Beth Decaprio, says Beyonce wasn't breathing at birth. The puppy was revived after chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth breathing.

Decaprio hopes the little canine will inspire people to adopt shelter dogs and save them from euthanasia.

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