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Tiny Teacup Yorkies Need Surgery and a New Home!

MPSCA-Angell’s Adoption Center Seeking Funds and Adopters for the Adorable Sister Act

BOSTON, Nov. 20, 2019 – A beguiling teacup Yorkie sister act landed at the MSPCA-Angell’s Boston adoption center in Jamaica Plain last Thursday because their serious, though treatable, health issues were more than their previous owner could take on, the organization announced today.

“Oreo” and “Misa” are suffering joint problems that, if left untreated, would leave them crippled, but with surgery can be healed.  MSPCA staffers are confident they can return the pair—who are just over a year old—to robust health, and find them loving new homes to boot.

Help Oreo and Misa!

Both of Oreo’s back knees are dislocated—a condition known as “luxating patella”—while Misa is experience significant pain in her hind right leg, with her femur bone slowly losing its blood supply and causing the top of the bone to become necrotic.

Both conditions are congenital, which means the dogs were born with them.

The MSPCA is raising funds to offset the cost of the surgeries and after care.  Combined, the cost of their care will run in excess of $4,000.

“As we head toward the end of the year our shelter healthcare fund is extremely low owing to the large number of animals needing care this year,” said Anna Rafferty-Arnold, associate director of the MSPCA-Angell’s Jamaica Plain center.

“We’re hoping that generous individuals will donate toward Misa and Oreo’s care so we can get them past this phase as soon as possible and into wonderful new homes,” she said.

Anyone interested in donating toward Misa and Oreo’s care can do so by way of www.mspca.org/helpyorkies.  Any monies raised above and beyond the amount needed for their surgery will be used to treat other homeless animals in the MSPCA’s Boston adoption center.

A Sister Act like No Other

Despite living in the same home for more than a year, the sisters are not especially close.  “They’ve made it clear to us that they prefer to live apart, so we’re housing them in separate areas of the adoption center to give them a break from each other,” added Rafferty-Arnold.

After their hip and knee surgeries—expected to take place next week at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center—the MSPCA will start evaluating new homes.

“We’re encouraging anyone interested in adopting to come see them in person the week next week when they’ll be ready to greet visitors,” said Rafferty-Arnold.

Inquiries about Misa and Oreo, as well as the adoption process, can also be directed to adoption@mspca.org.

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