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Heart surgery proves unsuccessful for puppy who came to Colorado from Washington

Posted: 4:50 PM, Jan 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-01 00:38:27Z
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DENVER — A weeks-old puppy who was brought to Colorado with the hope that a local doctor could fix an abnormality in his heart and prolong his life won’t get the fix he was looking for after all but his caregivers aren’t ready to give up.

An animal rescue organization arranged to have Logan, a 12-week-old German Shepherd, flown to Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Fort Collins from Ferndale, Washington after Dr. Brian Scansen offered to perform surgery on Logan’s heart.

The surgery was intended to prolong Logan’s life so he could undergo open heart surgery in six months. A veterinarian in Washington had previously given Logan anywhere from a month to a year to live.

After several hours in the operating room Thursday, Scansen said he couldn’t complete the surgery due to another abnormality in Logan’s heart.

The only option now is to try to keep Logan alive for another six months so he can have the open heart surgery.

“We still think that Logan has a shot at a long life,” his foster mom, Lindie Saenz, said. “And we’re going to keep loving him and growing him until we can bring him back.”

You can continue to follow Logan’s journey on the Rescued Hearts Northwest Facebook page here .