Woman has cancer needs help with her dog

Woman who needs cancer treatment pleads for help so dog won’t have to go to shelter

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A Texas woman is pleading for help because her dog, adopted a year ago from a Fort Worth, Texas, animal shelter, needs to be cared for while she undergoes treatment for breast cancer. The sad situation was shared with followers of the Urgent Animals at Fort Worth Facebook page on Saturday:

“This is Dudley and he needs help. He is a FWACC alum that was adopted about a year ago. His mom has breast cancer she is having double mastectomy surgery on Tuesday. She won’t be able to care for him during her recovery, and she has asked everyone she knows to take him for about 6 weeks.”

Helping Dudley

Dudley’s owner has tried to find someone to help care for her dog, but so far, nobody has offered – she fears that her companion might have to be returned to the shelter if nobody steps up to lend a hand. The Facebook page shared:

No one will help her and she’s distraught over the thought of surrendering him to the shelter. She is seeking a foster to care for him just until she’s strong enough to take him back.

Information about the dog in need

Dudley is described as a 35-pound dog who likes to snuggle. He is described as dog friendly. Anyone who lives in the area is asked to reach out to the Urgent Animals Facebook administrators so they can put you in touch with Dudley’s owner. Please email tag@urgentanimalsfw.com if you can help Dudley.


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15 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    Many shelters use foster homes and they need to be contacted to see if one foster would be able to take Dudley instead of placing him back in the shelter. Help this woman so that she can concentrate on her surgery and recuperate with a clear mind. I realize many homeless dogs, but this would only be short term, not forever. Hope someone in the area sees this and helps this woman.

  2. Vicki says:

    I would do this in a heartbeat. I have before but they specifically said local people and I’m 2000 miles away. I hope someone steps up. And I’m always here — just in case.

  3. Luana Duncan says:

    There has got 2 b a rescue or someone who can step forward and help this woman and her dog!! It’s only 4 six weeks!! I know if I lived in the area I would most certainly help!! Come on people help this woman an her loving dog!!

  4. Jan Barnes says:

    Certainly a Good Samaritan can come forward for six weeks. I would think that those who cannot directly help would be glad to make donations for Dudley’s care. I definitely would.

  5. Teresa says:

    I had a double mastectomy and chemo 3 yrs ago. I had two dogs of my own and with the help of a roommate kept my dogs. It would have been devastating to have to give them up. With your life being turned upside down, they offered a tremendous amount of stability and support. It would be great if there were family,friends or volunteers willing to go by to assist in their care so that he could remain with her during this difficult time.

  6. Sheri says:

    Dudley has found a lovely couple to foster and cuddle him for as long as his momma needs!! There are still some true animal lovers left in this cruel world….

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