Birmingham, Alabama                     

We recently accepted the transfer of these Mara from another rescue organization. Mara, born 10/5/2022, who come to us with potential heart issues โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿฉน We were told that Mara has a PDA, a birth defect that will need to be surgically repaired. Additionally, she was sick and being treated for upper respiratory infections/pneumonia which was not improving while being housed in the previous rescue facility.

Mara underwent her intake vetting here in Birmingham, Alabama where her heart mumur was detevgted as expected.Otherwise, her physical exams was normal including clear eyes, knees, and hips. Mara (5.6 lbs) is already scheduled with Auburn University as we expect to be doing PDA repair surgery on her. 

We are happy to report that she is very much a typical, playful, spirited, silly, and loving puppy who is eating well and by all means thriving! she is an extremely sweet little girl who love to be held and will just melt into your arms ๐Ÿ’• Mara is currently being fostered in Birmingham, Alabama and we will be sure to bring you more information as soon as we know next steps ๐Ÿพ

  

Mara 

 

 

  • Female
  • Age: 18 weeks (DOB 10/5/2022) 
  • 5.6#
  • Health: Mild PDA - Auburn Univ Cardiac Appt 4/4
  • Adoption Donation $TBA

  



We recently accepted the transfer of these Mara from another rescue organization. Mara, born 10/5/2022, who come to us with potential heart issues โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿฉน We were told that Mara has a PDA, a birth defect that will need to be surgically repaired. Additionally, she was sick and being treated for upper respiratory infections/pneumonia which was not improving while being housed in the previous rescue facility.

Mara underwent her intake vetting here in Birmingham, Alabama where her heart mumur was detevgted as expected.Otherwise, her physical exams was normal including clear eyes, knees, and hips. Mara (5.6 lbs) is already scheduled with Auburn University as we expect to be doing PDA repair surgery on her. 


We are happy to report that she is very much a typical, playful, spirited, silly, and loving puppy who is eating well and by all means thriving! she is an extremely sweet little girl who love to be held and will just melt into your arms ๐Ÿ’• Mara is currently being fostered in Birmingham, Alabama and we will be sure to bring you more information as soon as we know next steps ๐Ÿพ

UPDATE MARCH 26, 2023: Next week, darling little Mara in Birmingham, Alabama, will travel to Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama to meet with the cardiology team ๐Ÿฉบ regarding her PDA heart defect โค๏ธ PDA (patent ductus arteriosis) is a common congenital heart defect where the ductus arteriosis fails to close at birth, leaving an open (patent) passageway/shunt for blood to flow. Left untreated, this will eventually cause heart failure and death.
Thankfully, this can now be fairly easily repaired with a minimally invasive procedure that is offered at Auburn that we sure hope Mara is a candidate for. She will be evaluated for it on 4/4 and if she is found to be candidate, she will receive the surgery the following day ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Sheโ€™s prepping for the surgery by soaking up all the sun โ˜€๏ธ and fun ๐Ÿ’• she can! ๐Ÿพ