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All money raised will go to the Purdue Animal Hospital for Rambo's care and surgery. Any way you can help will be greatly appreciated!

We adopted our little bundle of joy, Rambo, when he was 5 weeks old. His previous owner was going to be sending him to the pound if he didn't find a home. My husband and I decided we needed to step in and bring him home with us. He is a Basset Hound/Shepard mix.

2 weeks after bringing him home, we had our first vet appointment. Everything was going well till they listened to his heart and informed us that he had a heart murmur that seemed a bit stronger than what most puppies can have. We were told to keep an eye on him and they would check to see if it was correcting itself by his next appointment. His 2nd appointment came and we were told it was not getting any better and that they believed he had a PDA heart defect. The tube that sends blood away from his lungs while he was still in the womb never closed, therefore blood is at times not getting to his lungs or at other times, too much is going to his lungs which is making his heart work double time than it should.

Rambo is now 12 weeks old and is needing surgery which is going to cost us about $4,000.00. If he does not receive this surgery fairly soon, he will stop growing because his heart will not be able to take the extra load and will eventually end in heart failure. If not treated within the first year, 60% of puppies with this condition will die. Rambo is not just a dog, he is part of our family. We have always been able to afford routine vet bills but this is something we did not plan for. We are looking in all areas we can to save this lil guys life.

It has been really hard to come to this point and ask for help, but we have exhausted all other roads. Please help us give Rambo the life he deserves. We do have some funds but not all that we need to perform this major surgery. If anyone can help we would be forever in debt to you. All proceeds will be going to the Purdue Animal Hospital in Lafayette, Indiana. Any amount will help! I will keep you all updated on Rambo as he hopefully gets his surgery!
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