Miracle puppy: Chihuahua weighing just 1lb survives after being snatched by hawk and dropped from sky

This chihuahua puppy was lifted off the ground by a hawk (Picture: Austin Animal Center)

A chihuahua puppy has made a miraculous escape after being snatched by a hawk and dropped from the sky.

The dog was dubbed “miracle puppy” after it was rescued by construction workers on a site in Austin, Texas.

They heard its cries while it was being carried in mid-air by a hawk.

The seven-week-old puppy has been named Tony Hawk, after the professional skateboarder, by its foster owners.

Tony Hawk was relatively unscathed in the fall from the sky (Picture: Austin Animal Center)

The dog will stay with them until it is old enough to be neutered and then adopted.

He survived without suffering serious injury.

Jennifer Olohan, of Austin Animal Center, said: “A couple of construction workers heard puppy cries and started searching the construction site for the source.

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“They quickly realised the cries were coming from the sky, and at that moment the puppy dropped to the ground and the hawk flew away.

“The two construction workers rushed the puppy to a vet, and because no owner of the puppy was found, he was transferred to our shelter the next day to continue his care and find him a home.

Tony Hawk will now be put up for adoption (Picture: Austin Animal Center)
The puppy weighs just 1lb (Picture: Austin Animal Center)

“Tony Hawk surprisingly sustained very minor injuries. He has some scabs on his head and shoulders from the hawk’s talons, but that’s it! No broken bones or internal injuries at all from the fall.

“It really is a miracle.

“Because he’s only seven weeks old, he still has a couple more weeks to spend in foster care before he’s old enough for neuter surgery and adoption.

“At this point his foster has been swamped with adoption applications and has some really great candidates, so we’re not taking any more adoption applications for him at this time.

“All in all the little guy is doing great and is sweet as can be.”

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