Dedicated rescuers and Vet Ranch gave a dog with a massive tumor on her side a second chance at life. Hattie’s callous owners had let the tumor grow for two years before finally surrendering her to a shelter in Texas where she was put to sleep.
A group called Dallas Dog Rescue Rehab Reform said that Hattie “may be the worst owner surrender we have taken in.”
Immediately, Hattie was rushed to Vet Ranch, where she was examined by Dr. Karri, who stated that she had never seen a tumor of Hattie’s size on a dog before. Bowling ball is how Dallas Dog RRR described the tumor.
When Hattie went to the doctor, Dr. Karri saw that she was swaying unsteadily due to the weight of the tumor. She also remarked on how Mattie would use it like a beanbag chair and lie down on it. Incredulous, right?
Before operating on Hattie, Dr. Karri was equal parts anxious and thrilled (note: the video below does not contain any graphic imagery). Hattie is a different dog now that she has recovered from surgery. By the way, the tumor weighed 15 pounds!
Hattie’s recuperation was hard, but she eventually entered foster care.
She was saved, and her saviors helped her find a loving permanent home.
Hattie was nearly put down due of the carelessness of her former owner. The story of her rescue, however, has a happy ending.