Puppy Quincy responding well after heart surgery

Puppy Quincy responding well after heart surgery

SURGERY for a puppy that melted hearts across the City has gone well, but its owner said the young red heeler is not out of the woods yet.

Quincy had surgery on Wednesday at Osborne Park’s Perth Veterinary Specialists to correct two congenital heart conditions.

On social media, owners Dean Huxley and Georgia Rowley posted the surgery had been successful.

“Quincy made it through her surgery (and the) vet said it went well,” the post on the Save Quincy Facebook page read.

“She is not out of the woods yet as she has a long recovery and a lot could happen still.

“However the biggest milestone is done.”

Mr Huxley, manager and animal care co-ordinator at Bibra Lake’s Native Arc, and partner Georgia Rowley adopted Quincy and sibling Echo after the puppies were surrendered to the Melville Animal Hospital, where Ms Rowley is a vet nurse.

Unable to afford the $8000 costs associated with the surgery, they set up a GoFundMe page that quickly helped them secure the money they needed.

In their post, they took the opportunity to thank supporters.

“Thank you again for all of your support and love. Without you she wouldn’t have made it to today,” they wrote.

“Please keep her in your prayers.”