Family wanted dog with tumor to be euthanized

Owner wanted dog with tumor euthanized – shelter saves him instead

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A young dog, just one year of age, was recently dropped off at a Kentucky animal shelter with instructions from his owner to have him euthanized. The dog, named “Clyde,” had a huge tumor on his body – six pounds in fact. According to veterinarians who examined Clyde, the tumor had likely been growing over half of his life, reported WLWT News.

Thanks to HART Animal Rescue, Clyde is getting a second chance at life – the rescue group picked Clyde up from the Gallatin County Animal Shelter where he had been given a death sentence by his prior owner. Shari Wyenandt, with HART, told WLWT the callous way his family had surrendered him:

(they) literally dropped off, instructed to euthanize, then he turned away, turned around and walked away.

Fortunately, the shelter staff wanted more for this cast-aside dog – they searched for a rescue agency to take him in and HART Animal Rescue answered the call. Clyde has already undergone surgery to remove the massive tumor and when he has recuperated, he will be made available for adoption.

Tumor removal

Donations for Clyde’s surgery can be made here.

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7 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    I will never understand how people can watch their dog get into this shape without trying to do something about it. That tumor didn’t grow that big overnight and they just let the poor dog suffer. Bless HART Animal Rescue, for giving Clyde a chance at life, I hope he has many more days with a loving family ahead!

  2. Adrienne says:

    Glad to see that the shelter staff stepped up for this dog and he will be safe after his surgery.How could his owner not take him to the vet when this tumor starting growing? They should be charged with animal cruelty and arrested.

  3. Darla says:

    He is so cute. I’m grateful that he wasn’t euthanized. Clyde, your life is just beginning and it’s going to be GREAT.

  4. Pamela Garlisch says:

    I think the shelter needs to put this person on a list and never let that person adopt another animal! Also pass that list around to all the other shelters in the area!

  5. Nancy Raymond says:

    This piss poor negligent owner is the one who should be euthanized – waste of flesh and blood. Thanks to Hart Animal Rescue Clyde now has a new lease on life and will hopefully get the safe loving home he never had.


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