Monday 20 November 2017

Campaign launched to save life of puppy who weighs just one kilo

Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

A fundraising campaign has been launched to help save the life of a puppy who weighs just one kilo.

Florence, a seven-week-old Jack Russell and Chihuahua cross, requires surgery for Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), a life threatening heart defect condition.

Part of a litter of five, Florence’s mother was knocked down when the puppies were just four weeks old.

They were subsequently rescued by the Wexford SPCA and fostered.

To date, €1,985 has been raised for the life-saving surgery.

WSPCA Rehoming Officer Brigid Cullen told Independent.ie that they are just €15 short of the necessary amount.

“Everyone has been amazing. She is doing really well - running around like a mad thing.

“The cardiology specialist vet has agreed to carry out the surgery at a much reduced rate because Florence is a rescue dog. The surgery takes about four hours, so hopefully she’ll be back home a few days after that.

"Florence's foster mum is doing all she can. She loves playing with her toy lion, she even carries him to bed with her. She is a fighter and wins the hearts of everyone she meets."

The surgery will be carried out at Greenmount Veterinary Clinic in Portadown, Co Armagh on November 22.

For updates on Florence and to make a donation, see: http://www.gofundme.com/florencefund

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