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Hope For Paws received a call regarding a stray injured dog who was in need of help.
When rescuers arrived they found her lying outside of a home in the area, which is where she had been for three weeks waiting for someone to help her.
The first day she was there, she was timid and hiding. On July Fourth, she had a really hard time coping with the loud sounds from the fireworks and kept barking, but the homeowner came outside to comfort her.
Rescuers gave her some food, which she happily accepted, and put a leash on her. Once she stood up, they could tell that something was wrong with her hind leg, and they noticed masses all over her stomach.
The dog, whom they named Bluebell, wagged her tail and seemed relieved that someone was finally helping her.
They brought her to the vet, where she was diagnosed with two forms of cancer – mast cell tumors, and a mammary adenocarcinoma. In addition to her cancer, she also suffered from a very painful tooth abscess.
They scanned her for a microchip, but unfortunately she didn’t have one.
It was now time for a relaxing bubble bath to help Bluebell feel better and wash away weeks of dirt from living on the streets.
Bluebell then underwent surgery to remove all of her tumors. Thankfully, X-rays confirmed that the cancer had not spread.
Once she was feeling better, she went on to live with a foster through Lionel’s Legacy. She is now searching for a forever home.
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