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This Oct. 7, 2009 photo released by MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center shows Jonah, a blind Chihuahua puppy abandoned in Boston and awaiting life-saving brain surgery
A blind Chihuahua puppy abandoned at a Boston supermarket is preparing for brain surgery to save its life.Angell Animal Medical Center officials said Tuesday that the 8-month-old dog, named Jonah, is suffering from a severe case of hydrocephalus, or "water on the brain." Without surgery scheduled this week to drain the excess fluid, Angell staff neurologist Andrew Farabaugh said the puppy will die.
Farabaugh said successful surgery means Jonah will be able to enjoy a good quality of life, but likely will remain blind.
Jonah was found abandoned in September at the bottle recycling center of a Boston Stop & Shop.
Angell officials say the hospital is seeking donations to pay the cost of the surgery estimated at $2,500.
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