A FOUR-and-a-half month old puppy with a genetic heart condition is relying on the support of generous donators to save his tender life.

A cardiologist confirmed that Peggy, a cavalier puppy from Ark Angel Animal Rescue in Saltney, was suffering from a PDA (patent Ductus Arteriosus ) and will need open heart surgery.

The Saltney-based rescue home, who recently opened on Green Lane, dedicate their time helping and caring for abandoned and unwanted animals.

Peggy is currently in the process of being fostered, and her foster-mum’s son, Adam Williams, has taken Peggy's cause into his own hands.

He said: “Today I learnt that a dog my Mum is currently fostering which is in the ultimate care of Ark Angels, a rescue centre and registered charity devoted to helping and caring for abandoned and unwanted animals, many of which have been ill-treated, is in desperate need of life saving heart surgery.

“Meet Peggy – she is a 20-week-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that has been diagnosed by a cardiologist to have a PDA and will sadly need open heart surgery to stand any chance of survival.

“Without it she will die from heart failure.

“With the Cardiologist’s fee and surgery, Ark Angels desperately need to raise £3,000 to give this girl a chance and I want to try and do my bit to raise a little to help.

“This really is a matter of life or death for Peggy, so if you could please spare even a £1 to help towards saving this girl’s life then it would be greatly appreciated. Every penny really does count and there isn’t a great deal of time to raise it, so please donate whatever you can.”

To donate to Adam’s cause and save Peggy’s life, donate online through www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/savepeggy