Meet Pelusa; a friendly Labrador retriever who has been walking around a South Texas neighborhood with a huge tumor hanging from her belly. Her story is compelling although not that unusual, however this time Rescue Dogs Rock NYC offered their help to save a dog’s life.
“She was seen by a few of our volunteers on the ground in South Texas last week, roaming the streets with this HUGE tumor the size of a melon hanging down from her belly. We immediately wanted to help, as no dog should be permitted to exist in this condition.”
Animal advocates in the area started searching for Pelusa’s owner, and it wasn’t long before they were found. Rescuers asked if they would relinquish their dog into the care of the Rescue Dogs Rock NYC in order for her to receive the urgent medical care she needed, however the family refused to surrender her, stating Pelusa was an important part of their family.
“They could not afford the surgery,” Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the rescue posted on the group’s Facebook page. “Knowing this information and the condition of Pelusa, we could NOT walk away and just do nothing.”
Pelusa received the surgery she so desperately needs and will be returned to her owners.
“Please don’t judge the situation; look beyond and focus on Pelusa and the care she needed. Her surgery cost $700, the bill is below. We hope you will support Pelusa and the surgery she needed… She pulled through surgery and is still at our vet partner recovering.”