Faith’s Story

Taking a walk down memory lane, winter 2014, Faith, a sweet little girl rescued from Los Banos Shelter with a a huge tumor the size of a softball hanging off her side. Owner apparently dumped her after using her for breeding puppies because they didn’t want to care for her.  We discovered it was mast cell tumor, common to Boxers, but we have never seen them left to be this size.  It shows pure neglect by her previous owner.  Our veterinarian removed the huge tumor, a smaller growth on her back, and 3 corn cobs from in her stomach. It was a major surgery, blood transfusion was needed, and we weren’t sure our Faith was going to make it. But she is a tough little girl, and she pulled through. Luckily, the tumor did not spread, so it was only grade 2 and she can resume her normal life now.  This surgery was made possible because of our amazing group of donors, providing the funding.  (Thank You, donors!)

Faith's tumor

Faith’s tumor prior to surgery

 

Faith is now recovered from the surgery and doing great.  She is about 2-3 years old and weighs about 50 lbs. She is a sweet girl who loves to give kisses. It is very clear that Faith is an typical Boxer girl, as she craves to be with her people. She loves people more than other dogs, but has been having fun playing with another male dog in her foster home. Despite the neglect she experienced in her life, all she wants is to love and please her people.  We are thankful that Faith has found her forever home!

Faith healthy post surgery with no tumor, sleeping comfortably on a sofa at her foster home

Faith healthy post surgery with no tumor, sleeping comfortably on a sofa at her foster home

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