THE RSPCA’s Coventry branch has launched an urgent appeal to raise money for a pacemaker for one of its resident dogs.
Staff at the centre are urging people to dig deep to help raise £2,500 for a pacemaker for terrier-cross, Molly.
The pooch arrived at the branch in May last year with a severe skin condition, after her previous owner did not care for her properly.
After months of recovery, just as she was getting ready for rehoming, staff discovered she had a heart condition called heart block.
Now Molly urgently needs a pacemaker fitted to stop her heart slowing down and to prolong her life.
But the bill will come to £2,500.
Danni Holder, kennel supervisor at the Coundon Wedge Drive centre, said Molly, who featured on Channel 5’s The Dog Rescuers, was all ready to find her fur-ever home when tragedy struck.
She was undergoing a neutering operation when her heart plummeted dangerously slow.
Vets stopped the operation and had to administer a cocktail of drugs to keep her alive.
RSPCA staff ran a fundraising appeal to get a specialist appointment for Molly to diagnose her condition, and how they are appealing again for people to did deep to help the charity cover the cost of her pacemaker.
Danni added: “We were all so happy when Molly was signed over to us, and this is where the next chapter of her story begins.
“Currently Molly’s heart is beating too slow and if she doesn’t have the pacemaker fitted her heart will become worse and will lessen her life span.
“We are appealing for people to help us in our appeal to fundraise £2,500 for this so we can mend Molly’s broken heart.
“All of the staff are so very passionate and we are doing all we can to help as many animals as possible, including Molly. She has been on such a journey and we would love her to have the happy ending to her story that she deserves.”
Visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/phase2helpmendmollysbrokenheart to donate.