3 month-old Corgi mix, in foster

Welcome Cora to SECR!

July 5, 2020: Please join us in welcoming the newest pup to the SECR crew, Cora! Cora is a 3 month old Corgi mix – likely 3/4 Corgi and 1/4 Aussie – that comes to us as an owner surrender, quite literally to save her life. This sweet girl was born with a congenital heart defect known as PDA, which is the failure of a large blood vessel to close after birth in order to properly direct blood flow to the lungs. Without this closure blood doesn’t flow the way it should, and pups can experience larbored breathing and coughs. Heart englargement like Cora’s is also common, and without surgeries pups typically won’t survive.

This surrender was a heart breaking one for Cora’s former owner, but she gave her girl to us knowing that we would be able to get her the mdical help and special needs fostering she needs to pull through this very serious condition. We applaud her for putting Cora first and doing the right thing to save her.

So many of our volunteers banded together over the last week to transport Cora to her new foster home and we’re forever greatful for their dedication to helping her safely in the middle of a pandemic. Cora is currently laying low in her foster home to prevent too much energy exertion, and is scheduled for her surgery this week. We will post updates when we have them and look forward to being able to tell you once she’s pulled through her procedure.