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by Tribune Staff
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Bali, a 4-month-old lab-shepherd mix, needs surgery to fix a heart problem.
Courtesy Photo/NHS Bali, a 4-month-old lab-shepherd mix, needs surgery to fix a heart problem.
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RENO — Bali, an orphaned puppy, is dealing with a rough start to her very young life.

At only 4 months old, this lab-shepherd mix is facing a serious congenital heart defect, and her only chance at a long, healthy life is a costly surgery. The Nevada Humane Society is now asking the community for monetary support to give Bali the life she deserves.

“Despite her serious condition, Bali doesn’t act like anything is wrong. Her sweet, gentle personality is evident in the way she greets people, and her playful nature is similar to any other puppy,” said Art Westbrook, dog care manager at NHS. “She is an amazing little gal who will make anyone fall in love with her at first sight.”

Bali needs the extensive heart surgery in a matter of days. A blood vessel that usually closes at birth once the lungs begin to function did not, leading to her unfortunate condition. Without surgery, Bali will not live to see the young age of 2.

The cost of her medical treatment is expected to exceed $1,500, putting a tremendous strain on shelter resources.

If you would like to help, make a donation to Nevada Humane Society’s Emily’s Fund for Injured Pets. Contributions are tax-deductible and can be sent to NHS at 2825 Longley Lane, Reno, NV 89502 or credit card donations can be called into 856-2000, ext. 324.
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