Betsy, who was old and sick with loose skin on her torso as a result of having countless litters over the years, was dumped by her family.
I assume her owner stopped caring about her anymore, maybe because of her age or condition. Clearly, Betsy has not had a good life.
Sadly, Betsy is also a medical mess. When we saw her in a video her shelter posted, she was eating and seemed to be very active. When she arrived to us in NY, she was weak and very sick.
Betsy is currently hospitalized because she has not eaten since Friday evening. She has many problems, almost too many to count.
Most pressing is a cancerous tumor in her mouth and Heartworm disease. Today, X-rays showed clear lungs and no abdominal masses which is awesome news. Depending on what type of cancer her tumor is or if it is somehow benign, we will be moving forward with an oncology and surgery consult.
Just her bloodwork, X-rays and hospitalization today cost the rescue about $1600.
Any amount towards Betsy's care is greatly appreciated.
Thank you !!!