A dog who had a gigantic tumor on her side has a whole new life now thanks to her dedicated rescuers and Vet Ranch. Hattie had been surrendered to a Texas shelter for euthanasia by her heartless owners, who had let the tumor grow for 2 years without doing anything.
She came to the attention of Dallas Dog Rescue Rehab Reform who described Hattie as “may be the worst owner surrender we have taken in.”
Hattie was immediately taken to Vet Ranch’s Dr. Karri, who remarked that she had never seen a tumor that large on a dog Hattie’s size before. Dallas Dog RRR likened the tumor to a bowling ball!
Dr. Karri noted how off balance Hattie was because of the tumor weighing her down. She also noted how Mattie would lay on it like it was a beanbag chair! Can you imagine?
Dr. Karri was both nervous and excited before Hattie’s surgery (note: the video below does not contain any graphic imagery). After her surgery, Hattie is like a brand new dog! The tumor, by the way, was 15 pounds!
Hattie’s recovery wasn’t without a few setbacks but she got through them and went into foster care.
And she went on to find a wonderful forever home thanks to her rescuers!
To think, Hattie was almost euthanized because of her previous owner’s neglect. But thankfully, her rescue has a happy ending!