My name is Dakota. I am a buff n white cocker boy, 12 to 13 years old. I was an owner surrender to a NC shelter, with the people claiming they just couldn't take care of me anymore. I am such a nice boy, the shelter folks asked for rescue help, as I am older and had a fatty tumor showing that was huge in size. No one stepped up to offer any rescue help for me, so it wasn't looking good for me to get a 2nd chance or any medical help. With a bad response to a first plea for help, the shelter folks kept trying again and again by keeping my name out there in urgent need of rescue help. Thankfully, I got lucky, because rescuing me had tugged at the heart strings of this wonderful CCR rescue owner, who actually hadn't stepped up after first hearing about me because the rescue was full. Meantime, the shelter was still trying hard to find someone to take me with no results. After seeing another urgent message from the shelter, this nice lady contacted the shelter, asked if I was still available and quickly arranged transport to get me picked up.
I was taken directly to the CCR vet, as you could tell I was uncomfortable, restless and in discomfort with pain....I was truly suffering from this awful, ugly, huge fatty tumor that I must have had for quite some time. Not quite sure why my owners never did anything about it, especially since they traveled a lot and I was boarded 36 times in 2016, 49 times in 2015 and 32 times in 2014. If they really loved me, then I have no idea how they could have even boarded me with this tumor issue, doing nothing to get it taken care of since it should have been a priority to
my health. It was risky, but with the help of Dr. Blake, our trusted rescue vet surgeon, my issues were discussed and it was decided that they would take a chance and do surgery. I was then groomed and prepared for surgery. The tumor was removed and weighed 1.87 pounds. Apparently it had died at the base and after only two days of being in rescue, it had grown in size, these folks saw it first hand. I would have died with no medical help. The results showed that the fatty tumor had died off, causing swelling, which isn't anything like a normal fatty tumor would be. While in surgery, the rescue folks stayed close to their phones, hoping and praying not to have the phone call no one wants to hear as I am older and you never know. With a happy ending to a long day of surgery, and days of recovery, I am now doing well for an older dog but I am deaf. I'm happy, comfortable, frisky and loving life with my two best buddies, Carter the Rescue Mascot and Winston a Life Timer here in rescue. We are known as the old guys. called The Three Muskateers!
**Please donate today to help with my vet costs. I would greatly appreciate your kindness to help these kind folks who took me in, got me well and now I am happy and in a loving environment where I will be taken care of for however long I have to live my life.
Please donate to my care: Your kindness is greatly appreciated to help these kind rescue folks
care for me. Please send in your donations to: CCR, P.O. Box 1050, Kannapolis, NC 28081 or
you can call in to our rescue vet: Cabarrus Animal Hospital: 704-786-6102 and tell them that you would like to donate to Donna Carpenter's rescue account. You donations are tax deductible and you will receive a receipt in the mail from our rescue.
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