Lola is a lovely Bichon Frise. She’s cute and tiny, and she melts the heart of everyone she meets. She’s a happy puppy, but her life didn’t have a great start.
Let’s Adopt International took in Lola after her breeder-owner discarded her. She was initially sold, but the person who bought her returned her to the breeder because she was sick. Lola had a faulty heart.
The vets determined Lola needed more than just pills. Open heart surgery was necessary to save her life. It was a complicated case, but Viktor Larkhill, the founder of the organization, promised to do everything they could in order to help her.
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) is a congenital heart condition common in Collies, Miniature and Toy Poodles, and Bichon Frise, like Lola. Even if detected early on, diagnosis and treatment could cost as much as $5,000, excluding monthly medication that’s about $30 to $100 each month. Hence, the rescue team had to work double-time in order to raise funds for Lola’s surgery.
Fortunately, dozens of people offered to help. Let’s Adopt International managed to raise enough money. Lola had the surgery, and she recovered pretty quickly.
A couple of weeks later, Lola was discharged from the hospital. She’s become healthy and happy. And she’s ready to search for her new family.
A lot of people wanted to adopt Lola. Even families and individuals from foreign countries submitted their applications. But in the end, a lovely couple who lives locally was chosen by the rescue organization to be Lola’s new parents.
While Lola needed to go back to the hospital, it was just for a minor case. She’s now doing great, and she’s thriving in her new home. Surrounded by her family and friends, Lola will surely never run out of love.
Credits to Viktor Larkhill