Help fix Evie's broken heart!

Hello, thank you for coming to my page! Meet Evie a 3-month-old New Foundland puppy who has a broken heart. Sunday morning a few weeks ago my neighbor knocked on my front door and asked me if I would be able to take in a puppy who would be put down in the next couple of days if someone didn't take her. I immediately said yes in order to save this little babe from death row. In the following days, I got to learn more about this puppy and her situation. A breeder discovered her heart murmur on a puppy checkup at 7 weeks of age at this time it was rated 3/6. Since she could no longer sell the puppy she was going to have her put to sleep. A couple of days later I was finally able to meet her and once I brought her home to my other dogs I knew that she would be here to stay. We named her Evie which is Hebrew for "life", I thought this was fitting as we crossed paths for her to get a second chance at life. Mila shown in the pictures below took Evie on as one of her own and now has a new nickname "Momma Mila".

Upon Evie's veterinary check-up it looked as though her heart murmur had gotten worse and the vet was now rating it 5/6 and in the early stages of heart failure. The next step was to take Evie to a cardiologist to have an echo done to evaluate her heart and confirm a diagnosis. If left untreated she would only live to be 6-9 months of age. The earliest appointment for an echo within a 2-hour drive was not until May 2022, so I expanded my search willing to drive anywhere in order to get an earlier appointment. Finally, after an hour of making calls and leaving tons of voicemails, I found an appointment for the following week 3 1/2 hours away! Evie's heart murmur is now rated a 6/6, being caused by a PDA, which is repairable by a surgical procedure.

After the surgery, she is expected to make a full recovery and be able to go on to live a happy and healthy life. I am asking for donations to help cover the cost of surgery so that Evie can have a chance at a long happy life!. Surgery is scheduled for October 28th! So far the cost of diagnosis has reached about $1300 and the expected cost of surgery is between $4500-$5500. Any donations are appreciated and will go directly to help cover the cost of her diagnostic testing, the procedure, and if we go beyond our goal used for future medications and required follow-up appointments. We want to thank you in advance for taking the time to read Evie's story and donate! Please feel free to reach out with any questions! xoxoxo

Evie at the Harvest Festival with her human mom, Kim.


Evie spooning with her new dog mom "Momma Mila"
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    • $25 
    • 7 mos
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    • $50 
    • 7 mos
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    • $20 
    • 7 mos
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    • $50 
    • 7 mos
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    • $10 
    • 7 mos
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Kim Stephens 
Organizer
Berea, OH