There is a happy update to share about a badly neglected dog who was suffering with a massive tumor on her body. The dog, named Hattie, had been surrendered with a tremendously large tumor on the side of her body – a tumor which her former family acknowledged had been growing for years.
The happy news
Hattie was taken in by Dallas Dog RRR and underwent surgery at Vet Ranch. Vet Ranch update Facebook followers about Hattie’s surgery on September 19:
Sweet Hattie has stolen our hearts. She is out of surgery now and resting comfortably. It took me 3 hours…THREE HOURS so get that beast off. We had preplanned for an intra-op blood transfusion, which was needed and given.
According to Vet Ranch, before surgery, Hattie weighed 41 pounds…afterwards, she weighed in at just 26 pounds. Dr. Karri added:
I can’t wait to see how her personality changes without carrying this burden anymore. Just a HUGE heartfelt thanks for all of our supporters. I can’t tell you how much it means to all of us that we can save dogs like Hattie that always deserved better life.#onlywayisup #NTXGivingDay #vetranchstrong
Video of Hattie
Hattie already appears to be feeling better now that the huge tumor is gone. A video shows her looking quite sprightly after her surgery:
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