***Yoyo's target has been smashed, thank you to everyone who donated via text or online, we are amazed by your support. Yoyo's op has been booked and we will update our social channels when we know more on her progress. All extra funds are going straight to the animals in our care. Thank you for your on-going support.***
Wood Green, The Animals Charity, has launched an urgent appeal to raise £5,000 for an emergency operation to save a puppy with a life-threatening heart condition.
Yoyo, a seven-month old Terrier, has been diagnosed with a Grade 6 heart murmur caused by a congenital heart condition, Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA). Sadly, this means that she has a 50% chance of dying within her first year of life, without a life-saving operation to close off the abnormal blood vessel in her heart.
Director of Veterinary Services, Vanessa Cunningham explained:
Once she has her operation, Yoyo will need weeks of rest, care and attention but she should be able to live a normal life, ready to find her forever family.
If the target for Yoyo is reached, any extra money raised will go straight to the Charity’s General Fund, to give shelter and food for Yoyo and the hundreds of animals in their care this summer.