Street dog with melon-sized mass never stopped smiling

When a compassionate animal advocate spotted a street dog wandering around a village in the area of Udaipur Rajasthan, he was shocked to see a huge melon-sized mass hanging from underneath the dog’s chin. Animal Aid Unlimited, a rescue organization in India, received the call about the Labrador retriever dubbed Mango, and knew they had to help.tumor-dog-2

When rescuers arrived, they offered the street dog  food and treats to gain his trust. Mango was then transported back to the rescue’s hospital ward to diagnose the tumor and hopefully do something to help the dog. All the while, the smiling pup wagged his tail and never stopped smiling. After examining the dog and the balloon sized swelling, it was determined the mass was an abscess which they hoped would successfully drain.

“We rushed him into a surgical procedure to drain the melon sized mass of blood and pus–and yes, it was horrendous! but also so satisfying to relieve the pressure. Without treatment, the infection in the abscess could have led to blood poisoning (sepsis) and could have been deadly,” posted the organization on their Facebook page describing the medical procedure Mango had just undergone.tumor-dog-3

The drain was left in Mango’s neck for the duration of the mass draining, and in two weeks, the young dog had almost completely healed.

Check out Mango’s video from the time he was rescued to now that he is ready to find a forever home.

(Photos of street dog with mass courtesy of Animal Aid Unlimited)

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Abscess big as balloon on street dog treated and healed.

The abscess was absolutely enormous–but that didn't stop this waggy-tailed wonder from greeting his rescuers with a tremendous smile. We rushed him into a surgical procedure to drain the melon sized mass of blood and pus–and yes, it was horrendous! but also so satisfying to relieve the pressure. Without treatment, the infection in the abscess could have led to blood poisoning (sepsis) and could have been deadly. But thanks to a compassionate citizen who called our rescue line we rescued him in time. Mango is a dog who loves to hug and he actually smiles—what a beautiful life to save! Thank you deeply for your donation to save the street animals of India : www.animalaidunlimited.org/how-to-help/donate

Posted by Animal Aid Unlimited on Thursday, December 29, 2016

4 replies
  1. Brian R. Galbraith says:

    I am very happy & thankful that a good samaritan noticed Mango & called Animal Aid & they did what was needed to be done to save Mango’s life! Thank U Animal Aid! Keep up the Good Work!

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