A bystander watched in disbelief as Ernie, thin and deaf, was dumped in an empty field.
Luckily, Collar of Hope was able to save Ernie before he had to fend for himself, which is a good thing as he was already very very thin and deaf, which was discovered after taking him in. Our first priority was to help Ernie put on some weight; our second priority was to get him basic care and neutered. Unfortunately we found out he couldn't be neutered because he has a serious heart condition.
Two visits and six months later, he is now in desperate need of heart surgery. The final cardiologist outcome is pulmonic valvular stenosis, equivocal subaortic stenosis and mild tricuspid valve dysplasia. In common language, this means that Ernie's body has a really hard time pumping blood from his heart to his lungs and to the rest of his body. In humans, this condition often causes shortness of breath, chest pains, fainting; and if it goes untreated, patients can suffer from heart failure and, even, death.
Ernie is a very lovable and soft dog that likes to snuggle, too. He deserves to live a long, happy life. And he can, if he can get the surgery that he needs. Please help him fight for his life by supporting his cause.