Scarlet is a sweet 6 month old terrier mix. Every time I stop at the shelter to visit her she wants nothing but love. Lots of kisses and a chance to sit in your lap is all she is after. Someday we hope to find her a loving family to give her just that. But first, Scarlet needs to have heart surgery.
She came to us about a month ago and Dr. Timmerman at the Vinton Urbana Veterinary Hospital discovered that she had a level 5 (out of 6) heart murmur. Scarlet was taken to Madison Wisconsin to have further tests done. They did an EKG and an Echo-cardiogram. Basically, the valve wall in her heart is very think which makes it hard for the valve to open up as it should. She goes back on the 29th for a follow up visit but they have told us they believe she will be eligible for a balloon valvuloplasty, where they go in an put a balloon in her heart to try to break down the tissue and open up the valve in her heart.
We are doing a special fundraiser for Scarlet. Please, click here to give if you can. And share with family and friends. Scarlet only wants a chance to find a family that will love her and care for her. Lets pull together and give her that chance.