Northeast Animal Shelter, MSPCA asking for donations for puppy’s surgery

SALEM, Mass. — The Northeast Animal Shelter [NEAS] and the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center are asking for donations to help offset the cost of surgery for a 3-month-old pit bull mix puppy named Bradley.

Bradley, who was recently sent to Massachusetts from Georgia, has Pulmonic Stenosis [PS], a congenital heart condition that doctors say is likely fatal.

“PS is a challenging diagnosis for any dog and without surgical intervention may prove fatal condition within a couple of years, and Bradley’s case is very severe, but we’re hopeful that surgery will save him from immediate danger and prolong his life,” Dr. Katie Hogan of Angell’s cardiology service said.

Bradley will undergo surgery on April 13. That procedure, known as a balloon valvuloplasty, and Bradley’s aftercare are expected to cost more than $7,500.

Those wishing to donate to help offset the cost of Bradley’s procedure and aftercare can click here.