Puppy with rare cleft palate gets second chance in Sonoma

The Sonoma Humane Society rescued an American bulldog puppy named Princess Fiona with a rare cleft lip and cleft palate. (Sonoma Humane Society)

A puppy named after the ogre princess in "Shrek" is getting a second chance.

Princess Fiona has become a social media sensation for the Sonoma Humane Society. The tiny American bulldog has a rare cleft lip and cleft palate.

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Her breeder said she wasn't "show quality" and asked the vet to euthanize her. Fiona's vet didn't feel good about that and reached out to the Humane Society.

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The now 7- week-old puppy has been under the care of six foster families and Humane Society staff ever since and is doing well.

Fiona should be ready for surgery in just over a month and she will eventually be available for adoption.

Click here to follow Fiona's journey on the Sonoma Humane Society's blog.

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