A couple of days ago I told you of the story about Raven, the Shepherd puppy who had patent ductus arteriosis (PDA), a congenital heart defect which can be fatal if not corrected through surgery. To read that article you can click on the link- http://www.examiner.com/x-21004-Joliet-Pet-News-Examiner~y2010m4d22-Cute-Shepherd-puppy-needs-your-help. Yesterday, Raven had the surgery to correct this fatal defect at Purdue University. I am happy to report that Raven's surgery was successful and Raven will most likely be able to live a full life. Raven will be transferred to her foster family today where she will stay until she is fully recovered from her surgery. Then she will be placed up for adoption where she will find her forever home.
The outcome for Raven would not have been possible if Friends of Dupage County Animal Care & Control (DCACC) did not exist. The surgery for Raven was paid for through Friends of DCACC critical care fund. This money comes from people like you. If you would like to help Raven and other shelter pets like her, send your donation to Friends of DCACC, 120 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187 or you can donate through the Friends of DCACC website https://www.dupageco.org/animalControl/friendsofdcacc/. On the website you can also find updates on Raven. As noted on Friends of DCACC's website, DCACC is not funded by taxpayer dollars, but by the sale of rabies tags, adoption fees, fines, and private donations. Only through generous donors like you can Friends of DCACC make it possible to help out puppies like Raven. If you need more information you can contact Kristie at 630-407-2819.