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Dog found in hot car needs urgent heart scan

Laura Kearns 16th Oct, 2017

A DOG who survived being in a hot car now needs an urgent heart scan.

Two-year-old Terrier Sheldon was taken in by the RSPCA in Coventry earlier this year and vets recently discovered a heart murmur.

Staff at the charity -which is independent from the national RSPCA – now hope animal lovers will help fund a much-needed scan, which will cost £1,000.

Kennel supervisor Danni Holder said: “Sheldon has already been through so much and now we have found out he has a heart murmur, which is something we really need to look into further.

“Unfortunately the cost of a heart scan is very expensive and as we are a branch which is financially independent from the national RSPCA, it is a huge sum of money for us.

“There are a few possible causes behind his heart murmur which may eventually require an operation, but at the moment we are taking one step at a time.

“Sheldon is an amazing little lad who is only two years old and we want him to have as longer life as possible. He really needs our help.”

Sheldon is the second pup this year at the Coundon Wedge Drive centre to have a heart condition.

The first was Molly, a terrier whose urgent plight for a pacemaker tugged at heartstrings across the country and saw the £2,500 needed for the operation raised within three hours.

Danni said: “We can’t thank our supporters enough for what they did for Molly, who is now loving her new lease of life.

“Unfortunately we now have another dog with a heart condition who also urgently needs our help. Any donations which will help give Sheldon a second chance at life will be very gratefully received.”

Visit virginmoneygiving.com/fund/sheldon to donate.

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