A POORLY puppy is set to get a lifesaving operation after more than £3,000 was raised in just three days.
Jade Anderson and Ross Hume bought nine-month-old Cece after her former owners posted online that they couldn’t look after her due to allergies.
But the couple, both 25, soon found out that Cece had a serious heart condition and could die without surgery.
But, after an appeal in the Evening Express earlier this week, the couple have now reached their target. The pooch has now been booked in for the operation, which will cost between £3,000 and £5,000.
Jade, of the city’s harbour area, said: “The amount of donations has completely surprised us. We didn’t think we would get near the £3,000 mark.
“A mixture of people have donated including those we know and complete strangers who we have never met. People’s kindness has just amazed us.”
The French Bulldog will be checked into the Royal School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh on Tuesday, December 15. She will have an angiogram to test the heart and, provided that goes well, Cece will get surgery the next day.
She is expected home by December 17 if the operation is successful.
Cece’s condition means one side of her heart, which should be around a third smaller than the other side, is actually larger, putting extra strain on the organ, meaning it could give out at any time.
Jade, who works in the pay roll department at Wood Group, said: “We’d like to thank all the people that have donated as this wouldn’t be possible without all their help and it’s restored our faith in people.
“We’re thankful to the Evening Express as we wouldn’t have received so many donations if it hadn’t been in the paper.”