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. Their first priority was to help Ernie put on some weight; the second priority was to get him basic care and neutered. Unfortunately they found out he couldn't be neutered because he has a serious heart condition and he was in desperate need of heart surgery. After a couple years of testing, the final cardiologist outcome was 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. If this condition goes untreated, patients can suffer from heart failure and, even, death.
Collar of Hope reached out to poundWISHES and asked for help with raising funds for this very expensive surgery and we were happy to help. Ernie was selected as poundWISHES Weekly Wish and his campaign took off. His fundraiser grew to raise over $4,000 and helped Collar of Hope raise enough money to schedule his surgery. Fast forward to today and Ernie has found his forever home! All of the worry and medical appointments to get him to this point were worth it. We are wishing Ernie a long, happy, healthy and very loved life.
Thank you with all of our hearts to everyone who donated for his care, we couldn't have helped him without you all!