Vida is available ( Updated 04-25-2019 )
We received the following email:
"An animal control officer brought in ‘Hope’ (#449451) as a stray last week—she has the largest tumor that I’ve ever seen since working here at the shelter. Hope is available to rescue partners this Wednesday morning."
"Two photos of Hope are also attached to this email. In addition to her huge tumor, Hope also has dental issues: 'TOP AND BOTTOM INCISORS ARE WORN DOWN TO GUMLINE. STILL HAS DECIDUOUS TEETH, BUT THEY ARE WORN DOWN TOO. TOP CANINES ARE CHIPPED AT TIPS AND BOTTOMS ARE WORN.' We also noticed a little bit of hair loss around Hope’s eyes and she has mammary development from previous litters. Please let me know if your organization is interested in Hope and can get her the veterinary care that she needs."
I think everyone who received that email let out a synchronized "whoa." We never have enough funds, but there wasn't a line of people waiting to help this sweet girl (and she *is* ridiculously sweet), so we rescued her and she was immediately sent to our vet. It was clear she'd had several litters and was never walked on a leash, as she froze when one was put on her.
Now named Vida, she had that enormous mass removed & biopsied and it turns out that it was just encapsulated fat- no abnormal cells/no cancer. Woohoo!
Since being released from the hospital, we've been working with Vida and she's super easy on a leash now and not afraid of meeting new people anymore. She's super sweet and, within a few seconds, will be leaning against you, asking for pets, and giving kisses. It seems so cliche, but she's just about the sweetest little girl you'll meet and is so deserving of a family who will love her silly. Vida is tiny, about 50-55 pounds, she has no bad reactions to other dogs and we think she'll do fine in a home with another dog. Her new life is just beginning and we can't wait for her new family to show her the love and care she deserves. ❤️
The minimum adoption donation for adults is $300 and the adoption donation for puppies is $400 - $500. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible. The adoption donation provides that all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis ( i.e., puppies who will need to be altered by 6 mos old). Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.