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Miley’s Story

Now if those eyes don’t melt your heart, we don’t know what will!

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Sweet Miley is a beautiful 5-month-old Terrier puppy who’s now ready to find her forever family after recovering from a lifesaving heart surgery.

When she arrived at the SAHS, she was diagnosed with the heart condition patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), an opening between two major blood vessels outside of the heart that does not close properly after birth. If left untreated, it could lead to congestive heart failure.

Thankfully, SAHS veterinarians reached out to local specialists and found Dr. Kelly Might, a surgeon from Austin, who agreed to do the complex heart surgery at Firehouse Animal Health Center – Kyle, Texas.

“This surgery was literally life-saving for Miley,” SAHS Associate Veterinarian Dr. Leslie Hopes said. “Her PDA was so severe that she had already developed an enlarged left side of her heart. If she had not had this procedure, she would have developed left-sided heart failure before her first birthday.”

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We’re all so grateful to everyone who helped make this surgery possible, giving Miley her second chance at life.

Miley is now feeling better and has quickly become a favorite among staff and volunteers. She’s a little ball of energy with a loving and playful personality!

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The San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-kill organization that has served Bexar County and its surrounding areas since 1952. The SAHS shelters, medically treats, and rehabilitates thousands of dogs and cats every year.

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