COVID-19 Notice: Joe is vaccinated and is training indoors or outdoors at your location.

Winter vacation! Please book your appointment on January 17 or later.

Clyde’s 6 Pound Tumor Taken-Not His Life

Abandoned Dog Dragging 6 Pound Tumor Gets Second Chance at Life

A 1-year-old dog was rescued after the dog’s owner dropped him off at a shelter and told people there to euthanize him. The dog was ailing with a very large 6 pound tumor.
Instead, employees saved him and now he is on the road to recovery. The tumor weighed more than 6 pounds. Doctors think it grew for six months, half the dog’s life.
Original Article Here:

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.

You can make a donation here.

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.

This article brought to you by Way of a Dog-Basic instruction and training for dogs and their people.

Dog Training in Fresno-Clovis-Central Valley CA


Great! Please send me a few details. I'll call you right away.

Choosing the Right Dog Trainer Just Got Easier. Get Joe's Free Guide:

Top 5 Things You Need to Know Before Hiring a Dog Trainer

Hi, I'm Joe.

Are you open to a free consultation to find out if my training program is right for you and your dog?

Rated 5 stars on Google, Yelp, and Facebook.

Get a $50 discount if you book within 24 hours!