MSPCA Raising Funds For Puppy With Heart Condition

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Hugo. (Carl Stevens/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Meet Hugo. He's a three-month-old purebred Labrador puppy, but he's got a problem: a heart condition called Persistent Right Aortic Arch. The MSPCA's Rob Halpin told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens the condition is rare.

"Part of his heart is wrapped around his esophagus, and it squeezes his throat, and it makes it very difficult to eat," he explained.

Halpin said surgeons will operate, but it won't be cheap--the procedure is expected to cost around $6,000.

"Our veterinarians at Angell are going to do an operation to remove that part of the heart that can be safely removed, so that he can eat and swallow his food properly," Halpin said.

They've set up a site for donations. Visit mspca.org/helphugo to donate!

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) reports

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