SAVING SPICE To all our pet loving supporters and friends, we are hoping that you will help us to SAVE SPICE. Two weeks ago we rescued Spice (aka as Posh Spice) from Puerto Rico through All Sato Rescue. When our veterinarian examined her she was found to have an abnormal heart sound. So we immediately scheduled the first available EKG with a cardiologist and off she went.
The results are back and sadly Spice has a PDA – Patent Ductus Arteriosus, (PDA), the most common congenital heart defects in dogs.
Without treatment, 2/3 of affected puppies will die before reaching one year of age.
Spice is such a good girl. She doesn’t even know she has this condition… she’s an amazing soul. Big brown eyes, beautiful red and white fur and a two color nose that is beyond cute! She’s only about 3 months old and looks somewhat like a boxer/terrier/lab mix? She will cuddle on your lap and play with toys for hours. Spice deserves a LONG and happy, healthy life.
Saving Spice means a lot to us!
Coming all the way from Puerto Rico with her 3 siblings (all her siblings are healthy and had no issues AND THEY’VE ALL BEEN ADOPTED), where the cruelest fate is to be picked up by Animal Control or killed in the gas chambers are still used, SPICE has already beat the odds!
We have promised Spice that she wasn’t in jeopardy, and we are on a mission to save her. This fundraiser will pay for her surgery.
Time is important and we will schedule Spice to have the procedure done AS SOON AS POSSIBLE so she can have a better, well deserved quality life. Thankfully once Spice has this procedure it should take care of 100% of the problem and no further treatment will be needed although she might need to have a couple post-surgical rechecks to make sure she’s doing better…this one life saving heart surgery is the fastest way to save her life.
Our Shelter is very blessed and thankful to have a board certified surgeon at the Northboro VCA offer to do her surgery at a discount. Dr. Melissa Dudley is an AMAZING surgeon and has treated many of our special needs cases. She is a caring, compassionate veterinarian. We are priviledged to know her and our pets are very lucky to be treated by her. The staff at Northboro VCA has always been so wonderful to us. We KNOW Spice will be in excellent hands.
As of Friday, May 03, 2013, we are awaiting a surgery date and our fundraising is effective immediately. It will be on-going until we raise enough money to cover her surgery and anticipated follow up care.
Spice is currently being fostered by one of our amazing foster homes and she is living with 2 other dogs and cats too, so Spice is definitely being well socialized!
Once Spice recovers she will be looking for her FUREVER home, so if you are interested in adopting this amazing soul, who has already beat the odds in more ways than one… please stay tuned as we will be posting updates.
If you would like to help US save Spice, just click here to make a donation. In the comments section please send us a note that you are helping us SAVE SPICE. We will keep everyone posted on Spice’s progress over the days/weeks.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE for taking the time to learn about Spice and to help US help save her life - Spice also says WOOF and thank you for helping me live the life I was meant to have…
- Donate through our secure online server by clicking here - in the NOTES/DEDICATION section please indicate SPICE’S HEART SURGERY FUND
- Mail a donation to the shelter at:
Animal Shelter Inc.
C/O SPICE’s Heart Surgery
17 Laurelwood Rd
Sterling MA 01564
- Call the shelter and donate using a Visa/MC or Discover for SPICE
From all of us at the shelter – and especially from Spice – THANK YOU TO EVERYONE for taking the time to learn about her and how you can help us save her life!