Update: Xander the puppy recovering from surgery on his esophagus


MASON CITY, Iowa – We have an update on a puppy found emaciated and underweight; who we first introduced you to in January.

Xander the pit bull pup has been under the care of the Humane Society of North Iowa and although he has gained some weight, was still having a hard time keeping food down.

Several tests were run and veterinarians found that Xander’s esophagus smaller than it should be and he needed surgery to repair it.

The Humane Society made the decision to go-ahead with the surgery which left them with a $1,700 dollar vet bill.

“We’ve asked for the community for their support and so far we’ve received a little more than $700 to help us pay for Xander’s care and surgery. We are so grateful for that kind of support, as is Xander. He’s expected to make a full recovery and live an active, normal life,” says HSNI Director, Sybil Soukup.

The HSNI is currently accepting applications for folks interested in giving Xander a forever home.

They’re also welcoming donations to help pay for Xander’s surgery and recovery. They expect him to make a full recovery and be ready for adoption in about 2 weeks.

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