Several hunting dogs were surrendered earlier this week to a high-kill shelter in South Carolina due to the “owner’s health”. What about Tutti’s health? The three-year-old Beagle weighing only 18-pounds, had been dragging around a tumor almost as big as her for months.
“This little girl is Tutti. She’s a 3 year old, 18 pound beagle mix that was surrendered to a SC shelter along with 9 other “hunting dogs” due to owner’s health. How about her health?! See the HUGE tumor she’s had to drag around for God knows how long!!! It didn’t just appear,” posted Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the organization Rescue Dogs Rock NYC who offered to help.
On Monday afternoon, Tutti underwent surgery to remove the mass.
“Sweet Tutti has just been taken into surgery to remove this ginormous tumor! It was originally thought to be a mammary tumor, but is now thought to be a hernia. The surgery will be complicated as an ultrasound showed what looks to be intestines inside that have to now be put back inside her body.”
How tragic that Tutti’s health issues were not addressed in a timely manner by her owner. It is hoped this young dog will recover – once removed her tumor will be sent to the laboratory to find out if it is malignant.
In addition to Tutti’s rescue, another dog was lucky enough to have hitched a ride to safety with Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. Welcome Jack Frost to his new life. Fortunately this adorable pooch is healthy and will be ready for adoption once he is checked out and evaluated. Are you the one to give this boy a new life?
“Meet handsome Jack Frost. Today was his lucky day because he caught a ride out of the shelter with little Tutti with the huge tumor. Jack Frost is an 8 month old boxer (maybe lab x, vet says he has longer fur) who weighs 32lbs. He’s a great puppy who is healthy. He’s good with dogs & people & is said to be submissive. He will be neutered & vetted & ready to go home for the holidays!”
To support this save:
PayPal: Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or
PO BOX 101
NY NY 10028
(Photos of hunting dog surrendered courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)
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