GOUVERNEUR A puppy with a birth defect will now receive potentially lifesaving surgery she needs thanks to the communitys support.
Felicity, a 21-week old yellow Labrador puppy, is suffering from a congenital bladder defect called ectopic ureter. If left untreated, Felicitys condition could become life-threatening, exposing her to kidney tract infections, scalding and chronic urinary tract infections.
The surgery, which has to be performed at a Cornell University Hospital for Animals, Ithaca, will cost $3,000.
Friends 4 Pound Paws, which rescued Felicity after she was found abandoned in an apartment, recently embarked on a fundraising campaign to raise money for Felicitys surgery. In just under two weeks, volunteers have raised over $4,000 for her surgery.
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