Author: Wayne Stafford
Sydney, the Corgi dog, has suffered and rose above a great deal of hardship in the past few months. Â Diagnosed with Sick Sinus Syndrome and suffering from Canine Cranial Vena Caval Syndrome, Sydney, is currently recovering from a never been performed before open heart surgery on her pacemaker at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Â Sydney’s owner, Michele Kilbourne, was relieved to hear the good news that Sydney’s condition had improved and her blood clot had dissipated. Â The expenses for Sydney’s surgeries have nearly all been paid for, not by Kilbourne, but by the Corgi dog owning community from across the world, calling themselves the Corgi Nation. Â Their Facebook page CorgiNation.com and websites like Corgiplas.org were able to fundraise enough Â money to cover Sydney’s medical expenses and also sent a total of 65 of ‘get well soon’ cards to Kilbourne, Sydney and Dr. Orton, the CSU VTH doctor who performed the surgery. Â Kilbourne says that all the money raised that exceeds Sydneys medical expenses will be paid forward for the next Corgi in need of help. Â CTV reporter Wayne Stafford has the story.