On November 2, the Super Paws Rescue Inc. organization posted an update about an emaciated shepherd mix who had been wrapped in a tarp and thrown away in New Haven, Connecticut, in late October. The elderly shepherd, dubbed “Frank,” was allegedly left outside to die by his family after he was crippled by arthritis and left unable to walk.
After being rescued and taken to a veterinarian, it was discovered that the senior dog was suffering from lymphoma. The rescue group wrote about Frank’s progress following the start of treatment:
Frank had his Ultrasound done last night. We just spoke to the vet about an hour ago. The ultrasound was very promising. The ultrasound showed resolving lymphoma, which is incredible news after only one chemo treatment. The secondary tumors they thought they’d find were not there, just the one on his anal gland! Frank did have his second treatment today.
Frank has an enlarged prostate which is hindering his ability to urinate – his rescuers explained what the veterinarians believe is going on, “They feel it is from one not being neutered, and also some of the meds they use with the chemo. At this point they are draining his bladder twice a day with a catheter.”
Frank is no longer completely immobile – according to the rescue organization, he is now able to walk on his own. Read more about Frank and efforts to help him recover, at this link to his online fundraiser. Follow his rescuers on Facebook here.
Original story about this neglected shepherd here.