Popcorn needs public’s help while awaiting medical miracle

Fluffy “Popcorn” is the epitome of puppy-ness:  He loves toys, playing and giving puppy kisses.

Two-month-old Popcorn needs specialized treatment to live a normal life. The public can help him by donating to the nonprofit Arizona Animal Welfare League at www.aawl.org.

Two-month-old Popcorn needs specialized treatment to live a normal life. The public can help him by donating to the nonprofit Arizona Animal Welfare League at www.aawl.org.

But the adorable puppy being cared for by the Arizona Animal Welfare League faces an uncertain future. AAWL veterinarians diagnosed Popcorn with a severe heart murmur that will require surgery if he is to have a chance at a normal life.

The two-month-old shepherd-mix pup was rescued through the Navajo Nation Puppy Adoption Program. He will be seen by a veterinary specialist, and will need blood work, ultrasound and X-ray studies, and other tests.

AAWL medical staff say time is of the essence in getting the little guy the care he needs.

Residents wishing to help Popcorn are asked to go to www.aawl.org, and click on Donate Now under Medical Miracle Fund on the home page.

AAWL is the state’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter and has a four-star rating (the highest rating) from Charity Navigator, as well as being designated as a GuideStar Exchange Gold Participant and a Top Rated Nonprofit from GreatNonprofits.

The mission of the Arizona Animal Welfare League is to end the unnecessary euthanasia of dogs and cats in the community. No federal or state funding is received and all revenue is from private donations and fundraising efforts.

To find out more, go to www.aawl.org or call 602-273-6852.

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