Dog Facing Life-Saving Open-Heart Surgery Needs a New Home

The RSPCA is appealing for a dog undergoing life-saving open-heart surgery to find a new home.

Eddie the Staffordshire Bull Terrier has multiple coronary heart conditions, and although he is only 11 months old, he may not live to see his first birthday without public support.

Eddie the Staffordshire Bull Terrier

After being abandoned by his previous owners, Eddie arrived at the RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield and District branch based in East Ardsley.

Routine health checks detected a heart murmur and Eddie was diagnosed with two serious, life-threatening congenital heart conditions.

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The severity of Eddie’s condition at his age means urgent treatment is the only way. So the team have booked him a slot for open-heart surgery which will cost over £700.

The branch has now turned to its supporters to help fund Eddie’s recovery.

The initial cost of his surgery next month will be £700, but given rising vet costs and the likelihood of additional consultations needed during Eddie’s recovery, the branch has set a target of £1,000 £.

The vet is optimistic that the surgery will prolong his life for several years.

Potential adopters of Eddie will not have pets and will need to live within 30 minutes of the branch and have a full driver’s license.

If you can help, email the branch at [email protected]

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