Abandoned Dog Dragging 6 Pound Tumor Gets Second Chance at Life
Way Too Young for a Death Sentence
He’s healing from a surgery to remove the tumor, that means he has another chance to find a forever family. “He’s only a year … way too young for a death sentence,” Shari Wyenandt with HART Animal Rescue said. The dog named Clyde is alive despite his former owner’s wishes, who left him for dead at the Gallatin County Animal Shelter.
“Literally dropped off, instructed to euthanize, then he turned away, turned around and walked away,” Wyenandt said. Wyenandt said in Clyde’s short life, he’s been weighed down by the tumor. She said the sweet pup has a heart of gold, but was neglected.
She can’t understand why someone would let him be in such a bad condition for so long. “I mean he was in pain, dragging it. It was already rupturing from being drug on the ground,” Wyenandt said. Gallatin County Animal Shelter employees worked hard to find him a rescue and brought Clyde to County Animal Hospital in Mason for help.
Clyde’s Recovery Is Hardly Over
“It’s really sad, it’s extremely sad,” Dr. Fidan Kaptan said. Clyde went under the knife and the tumor was removed after two hours of surgery. Now, he is taking a lot of naps. “The next step that we have for him is getting biopsy done. Basically, the biopsy will tell us a little bit better about the mass, what we’re dealing with,” Kaptan said.
Clyde’s recovery is hardly over and could include chemotherapy if they find cancer. But he has a chance, which is something more than he had before. “With how sweet he is, he will have no problem finding a home,” Wyenandt said.
Wyenandt called the Gallatin County Animal Shelter heroic for helping Clyde. She said this case is a victory because eventually he will be up for adoption. Wyenandt said they could use donations to help cover Clyde’s medical costs.
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