Cerebellar hypoplasia (CH) is caused by when the part of the brain called the cerebellum doesn’t fully develop. The cerebellum is mainly responsible for motor impulses, and animals with CH have difficulty moving normally.
They have a hard time with coordination, balance, and posture. CH is caused by a herpes virus or is a congenital defect and is easily noticed in puppies that are two-weeks old. Hope, a nine-month old Golden Retriever was born with CH, and her breeder wanted her euthanized.
Thankfully, Lester and Diane Aradis took her to live with them at Horse Creek Stable Bed & Breakfast in Blue Ridge, Georgia. In the video below you will meet Hope and the Aradis family. There is no doubt that Hope has a full and happy life! Hope has an incredible zest for life and has a strong spirit! If you want, you could meet Hope in person by visiting the Horse Creek Stable Bed & Breakfast!
Feature Image Source: Kitty Cat Chronicles