Sadie arrived at DAWS as an energetic nine-week-old puppy who was ready to share her love with a new family. But Sadie’s fate became uncertain when she was examined in our clinic. A very loud heart murmur was detected, meaning Sadie required special care. After multiple visits to a cardiologist, she was diagnosed with two different heart defects that would require a lifetime of medication. The cost for Sadie’s medical care reached $1,400, and her condition required her to stay in foster care for an extra six weeks. Through it all, she remained a sweet, happy puppy whose broken heart was filled with love.

Because Sadie’s condition couldn’t be corrected, she needed to be adopted by a family willing to care for her special needs. Fortunately her story has a happy ending, and she was adopted by a loving family. They opened their hearts to Sadie and committed to caring for her special needs for as long as her broken heart beats.

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Through May, DAWS has provided safety, shelter, and medical care to nearly 400 animals. Your donation will help us continue to ensure that all animals in our care, including those with special needs, have a chance for happiness in loving homes. Thank you for your generous support!

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