Young Dog Suffering With Enormous Tumor Had No Idea That He Had Found Just The Right People

26/10/2017

A shelter in Ohio was shocked and dismayed when someone brought in a young dog with an enormous tumor - and ordered them to euthanize him. Clyde, the 1 year old dog in question, had a tumor on his chest which weighed over 6 lbs and was so big that he had to drag it along the floor when he walked.(Warning: Some images might be distressing) 

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"I mean he was in pain, dragging it. It was already rupturing from being drug on the ground," remembers Shani Wyenandt, a staff member at HART Animal Rescue, the charity Clyde eventually ended up at.However, he was first taken to Gallatin County Animal Shelter by his former owner, who simply dropped him off and told them to put him down before leaving. "Literally dropped off, instructed to euthanize, then he turned away, turned around and walked away," says Wyenandt, who can't understand how anyone could see a puppy, described as having 'a heart of gold', struggle for so long without doing anything.

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Volunteers at Gallatin County believed in Clyde, however, and couldn't stand the thought of putting such a young, sweet dog down. They put out a plea for help, which was answered by HART. They took him to Mason County Animal Hospital and, after a thorough examination, he underwent surgery to remove the enormous tumor.

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The vets at the surgery thought that, judging by the size of the tumor, it had been growing for around 6 months; half of the young dog's life. They could not imagine why his old family hadn't taken the pup to get help with something that was causing him so much pain, but they were determined to get him back to the fun-loving, gentle dog they knew he was.https://www.facebook.com/HARTcincinnati/posts/1652950121390626As it turns out, the volunteers who saved Clyde's life made exactly the right call. His tumor was found to have been benign after a biopsy, meaning that he isn't at risk of cancer and more tumors. Clyde is well on the way to recovery and has even found a forever home, where he is loved and will never be abandoned again!

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Stories like Clyde's show that even if it looks like there is no hope for an animal, every single one of them deserves a chance to have the life they deserve.If you are thinking of getting a pet, please consider adopting through one of your local shelters, such as theASPCAif you are from the U.S. or theRSPCAif you live in the U.K.

H/t: WeLoveAnimals.com

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