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A young Chihuahua is out the hospital and in a foster home, thanks to a life-saving surgery.

Ariel is one of five chihuahuas found in a barn last month. Young-Williams took them in and found Ariel was suffering from a heart murmur and needed surgery.

Young-Williams used donated money from the Animal Compassion Fund to pay for the life-saving procedure at UT veterinary hospital.

Ariel got out of surgery Wednesday and is doing fine.

"It's a great success for an animal that in the past would have been euthanized or put down because the nature of her heart murmur was so severe," said Jeff Ashin, CEO of Young-Williams Animal Center.

Ariel is staying with a foster family until she fully recovers. Then, she'll be ready for adoption.

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