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Local Shelter Stunned By Dog’s Condition But Here’s How She Looks Like Now After Being Given 2nd Chance

It’s a heart-wrenching sight to witness a dog suffering from a massive, untreated tumor. These poor creatures endure immense pain due to the shockingly large size of their tumors. Yet, there are rays of hope, like the story of a dog with a colossal tumor, who found a second chance thanks to the kindness of rescuers.

The dog, aptly named Hattie, was surrendered to a shelter, where her previous owners were astonished to discover a massive tumor on her side. Instead of euthanizing her, Hattie was given a second lease on life. She was taken into the care of DogRRR – Rescue, a rehabilitation center in Dallas.

A Facebook post by the rescue revealed the shocking truth about Hattie’s condition. They stated that Hattie’s owners had allowed the tumor to grow unchecked for two long years, calling it “perhaps the worst owner surrender we’ve had.” No charges were pressed against them.

Despite her family’s neglect, Hattie was now in good hands. Vet Ranch collaborated with the rescue to coordinate Hattie’s much-needed surgery.

Remarkably, Hattie displayed a resilient spirit, despite the trials she had faced. The veterinarian marveled at her ability to endure the enormous hardship. “It’s so heartbreaking to me that she got used to it,” the vet said in a video shared by Vet Ranch. Despite living with it, she carries it as if it’s just a daily burden.

A team of veterinarians successfully removed the massive tumor during the three-hour surgery. Dr. Karri from the veterinary clinic wrote on Facebook that Hattie was “resting well” and had already begun to adapt to her tumor-free life.

Supporters eagerly sought updates on Hattie’s recovery after her story went viral. Dallas DogRRR reported the heartwarming news that in the year following the removal of her “bowling ball-sized tumor,” Hattie had found a loving forever home.

In their post, they shared photos of Hattie in her new home, radiating contentment and happiness. She even had another dog companion to play with. Hattie’s transformation from a neglected dog with a massive tumor to a cherished family member was a testament to the power of second chances and the compassion of rescuers.

While we celebrate Hattie’s new lease on life and her loving home, it is undeniably heartbreaking that her previous owners did not seek medical attention for her sooner. It serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible pet care and early intervention in cases of illness or distress.