Update: Rescued Five-Legged Puppy Offered Free Surgery
"Dr. Neil Shaw has offered to perform the surgery," a spokeswoman for the midtown Manhattan animal medical center tells PEOPLE Pets. "But Ms. Siegel is considering all of her offers at this time. We imagine she'll make her decision in the next few days."
According to the New York Daily News, a local vet in Siegel's hometown of Charlotte, N.C., was planning to charge $2,000 for the operation. But NYC Veterinary Specialists runs a foundation which would allow for it to cover the pooch's care at no cost to Siegel. "That is so nice. I'm so happy," Siegel told the News. The first step will be to evaluate the Chihuahua-terrier mix, then plan her surgery.
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