February 18, 2010Comments are closed.pet shops/puppy farming
Now, before you read this just remember, Pets Paradise made a cool $80 million dollars profit last year from pet and pet product sales.
Cally Loridas and puppy Harry were born with the same heart condition.
A Berwick girl is using all of her pocket money to kick start fundraising efforts for a critically ill puppy in need of surgery.
Lauren Callander decided to help three-month-old Harry Heart Murmur, a King Charles Cavalier puppy who has a serious heart condition and is being cared for by Pets Paradise at Parkmore Shopping Centre in Keysborough, because she too has a heart condition.
The 10-year-old was diagnosed with a heart condition during her mother Michelle’s pregnancy and had open heart surgery when she was only 10 months old.
Lauren wanted to lend a helping hand to Harry Heart Murmur who has been diagnosed with the serious heart condition known as Patient Ductus Arteriosis.
The puppy needs surgery, which has been estimated to cost up to $10,000.
“I want to help fix the dog like the doctors fixed me,” Lauren said.
“I feel sad for him because I know what it feels like.”
The Berwick Chase Primary School student said she would feel proud of herself if she could help raise the much-needed $10,000.
“I’m going to donate my pocket money. I have $95 in the bank,” she said.
“The kids at school are also helping make posters to hang up around the school.”
Lauren and her family are hoping the community will also dig deep and support the fundraiser for Harry Heart Murmer.
I think I’m going to vomit.
In case you’d like to let the journalist for this series know what you think of Pets Paradise, Kelly Yates, can be reached on Kelly.Yates@starnewsgroup.com.au.