Saddie was recently rescued from a crowded shelter, but East of Eden animal rescue needs urgent help from the community.  Although the puppy looks and acts normal in every way, she was diagnosed with a severe heart murmur.  The best chance for her survival is heart surgery.

The rescue group is trying to raise enough money to cover her surgery and other medical costs so she can be adopted into a loving home after she recovers.

To contribute, folks can drop by one of the group's adoption events at Tracy Petco, 2888 Grant Line Rd, on Saturdays, or visit Jules Vet Clinic, 1855 W 11th St.

Checks should be payable to East of Eden Rescue- Saddie Fund.

Staff, OT. "Helping Our Town: Help save Saddie." The Tracy Press [Tracy] 23 Mar. 2010. Tracy Press. Tom and Sam Matthews, 23 Mar. 2010. Web. 28 Apr. 2010. http://www.tracypress.com/view/full_story/6818368/article-Helping-Our-Town--Help-save-Saddie?instance=pets_news_special_coverage_right_column.