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NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

Zach, the Nacogdoches puppy that had the life-saving surgery he needed for a fighting chance in life has died, according the S.N.A.R.R. (Special Needs Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation) Facebook page. 

According to the post, Zach survived his very risky surgery but crashed a few hours later and after attempts to revive him the vet said Zach was too weak and small to pull through. 

Many people including 3 foster moms, Debbie Houchin of Nacogdoches, Debbie of Houston and Lori of New York played a huge role in providing Zach with the love and care he needed. 

Zach was diagnosed with a congenital condition of the blood vessels of the heart which cause constriction of the esophagus.

Zach's first foster mom Debbie Houchin, of Nacogdoches used social media to find him a rescue group that would give him a fighting chance at life.

To learn more about the organization S.N.A.R.R. go here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/SNARR-Animal-Rescue-Northeast/191323577616180

To learn more about local foster opportunities go here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Foster-Pets-of-East-Texas/397453480387095

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