When our friends at Finding Shelter Animal Rescue shared 8-week-old, Pink’s story, we knew we wanted to help donate towards her care. Thanks to our generous supporters, we were fortunate to donate urgently and critically needed funds to save her!
Read the heartbreaking story from Finding Shelter Animal Rescue below:
“We need some urgent funds!!! Here is the story:Yesterday our director went to Lancaster County, PA to pick up an 8 week old puppy with a grade 4 heart murmur who could not be sold. She was voluntarily surrendered from a legal, licensed kennel. You could feel the heart murmur just holding her it was that intense. On the one hour drive back from the farm, the puppy started to become restless but when she was resting, her breathing became rapid. Instead of driving to a temporary foster home (she was intended to be transferred to a trusted rescue partner on Sunday), she was rushed to the ER. X-rays determined that the puppy, who we named Pink, was in congestive heart failure. Thanks to the quick work of her veterinarian, she was placed in oxygen and given lasix. The cardiologist diagnosed her with PDA (patent ductus arteriosis) which is fatal in severe cases like Pink if not surgically corrected. More about PDA: https://www.vet.cornell.edu/…/patent-ductus-arteriosus So tiny, 2lb Pink had emergency heart surgery today and is already awake and drinking some water. She has a drain in her chest and is in oxygen. She has a lot more recovering to do but surgery was a success and we hope that she continues to recover well. Her medical costs are already over $7,000 in 24 hours for diagnostics, critical emergency care, surgery and hospitalization. We desperately need your help to cover these surprise medical expenses. To donate: https://www.findingshelter.org/donations/ Thank you!”
Video of Pink in distress during her freedom ride plus an update can be found here
“This was the moment that baby Pink started to show signs of distress on her freedom ride after being released from a puppy producer. Thankfully, she survived after having emergency, life saving surgery for a genetic heart condition (a $7,000 surgery).The rest of her litter mates were sold to unsuspecting buyers because they “seemed fine.”Those buyers purchased online and via pet stores after being transferred to puppy dealers.We respectfully ask that Senator Lisa Baker (PA Senate Judiciary Committee) and PA State Rep. Dan Moul (House Agricultural Committee) put SB234 and HB1399 “Victoria’s Law” up for a fair vote.The consumers and animals of Pennsylvania should not have to suffer just so some unscrupulous folks can make a buck. Pennsylvanians deserve honesty, transparency and safety when adding a new family member to their home.”