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Molly’s Broken Heart Healed on Valentine’s Day

22 February 2017

Fun Loving Molly, a five year old terrier cross, had a pacemaker fitted here at Willows on February 14th after being diagnosed with third degree heart block

Chris explaining to Molly about her surgery!

 

Fun Loving Molly, a five year old terrier cross, had a pacemaker fitted at Willows on February 14th after being diagnosed with third degree heart block, a condition which meant her heart was beating dangerously slowly.

You may recognise Molly as she previously featured on Channel 5 documentary series The Dog Rescuers after being taken in by the RSPCA. Molly has already overcome a severe skin condition which took her months to recover from and Molly’s slow heart rate was picked up whilst she was receiving treatment at the RSPCA and she was then referred to Willows to see Cardiology Specialist Chris Linney.

After a series of investigations Chris confirmed that Molly was suffering with third degree heart block and would need to undergo surgery for a pacemaker to be fitted to regulate her heart rate in order for her to enjoy a long life.

The RSPCA’s appeal well and truly captured the hearts of generous donors who reached the target for Molly’s surgery in just 3 hours!

The nation has been captivated by Molly’s story and you may have seen her featured on BBC Midlands Today and within the Daily Mail and Daily Express and Coventry Evening Telegraph.

We are delighted to say that Molly is recovering really well from her surgery and is now back in the care of the RSPCA, you will be able to follow more of Molly's story during the summer when she will be starring in another episode of The Dog Rescuers on Channel 5.

Molly was an absolute star during her treatment at Willows and we wish her all the best for finding her forever home.

 

Molly feeling the love from Willows' cardiology team

Molly feeling the love from Willows' cardiology team

 

Molly proudly displaying her lovely neck bandage after the surgery

Molly proudly displaying her lovely neck bandage after the surgery

 

Molly with cardiology nurse Katie

Molly with cardiology nurse Katie

 

Molly is feeling good and getting ready to say goodbye to Chris

Molly is feeling good and getting ready to say goodbye to Chris

 

Media coverage includes:

Vet Times

BBC Midlands Today

Mail on Sunday

The Daily Express

ITV News

Coventry Telegraph

Irish Examiner

Belfast Telegraph