Help Save Sparky Pluggs

Our beloved canine son, Sparky Pluggs needs Life-Saving Heart Valve Replacement surgery. We would be ever so grateful if you donate to help with his huge medical expenses.

From March 8, 2016, Sparky Pluggs has 12 months or less to live per his  Veterinarian. But with hope, belief and your help we will be able to provide Sparky Pluggs with a new “leash” on life!

While at home on March 8, 2016, Sparky Pluggs had what appeared to be a seizure. Within one hour of leaving him at the Veterinarian for observation, they called us to say he had another “episode”.

After many tests and scans, it was discovered the Chord (Chordae) that holds Sparky Pluggs’ Mitral Heart Valve into place had tore; this is what caused his seizure-like symptoms of collapsing onto the ground, treading water (that isn't there), making noises, followed by severe weakness to the point he could not walk.

Due to his Mitral Valve disease Sparky Pluggs has developed Congestive Heart Failure. This experience was extremely devastating enough, only then  to be told by his Veterinarians there was "no cure" and "nothing could be done" and he had 12 months or less to live.

But through all of the sorrow and devastation, we replayed one phrase in our mind that his Veterinarian said "Sparky  Pluggs is a Miracle, he's atypical". You see, if it doesn't cause Sudden Death, most dogs that experience a Chord (Chordae) tear need to have Oxygen, fluids and medication for up to one week; it is a significant medical event . However our Sparky Pluggs didn't need any treatment. As a matter of fact after about 15 minutes of having severe weakness and being unable to walk, Sparky Pluggs was sitting in his hospital cage looking around at all of the action!

It was this glimmer of light, that gave us hope and a feeling that Sparky Pluggs was not ready to throw in the towel.  So we got to work!

After searching the internet we found that there in fact was help and hope for Sparky Pluggs. World-renown dog cardiac surgeon Dr. Masami Uechi of JASMINE Veterinary Cardiac Surgery Center in Japan conducts the Life-Saving Heart Surgery Sparky Pluggs needs.  As a matter of fact, until May 2015 Cornell University’s Veterinary School brought Dr. Uechi to the USA to perform the surgery. Reportedly due to Visa issues, Dr. Uechi has not been to the USA since May 2015. But wait! There's still HOPE!

Dr. Uechi is collaborating with Drs. Sabine and John-Hugues Bozon of the VETERINARY CLINIC BOZON in VERSAILLES France. Through this collaboration, Dr. Uechi has set up a Mitral Valve surgery platform in Versailles, France just like at JASMINE in Japan.

On Saturday, July 2, 2016, Dr. Uechi along with a team led by him will perform Sparky Pluggs' surgery at the VETERINARY CLINIC BOZON in VERSAILLES France.

We would be every so grateful if you would help in any possible way to contribute to Sparky Pluggs' medical bills.

For more information incuding actual PROOF of his medical bills for his Life-Saving Heart surgery directly from the hospital and surgeons, Visit



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Kimberly Valentine
West Chester, PA

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