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Senior Dog, Likely Stricken With Cancer, Taken In At Shelter After Her Owner Died

Virginia Beach, VA – A senior dog, believed to have cancer, is waiting for a hospice home at the Virginia Beach Animal Care facility following the death of her owner. According to the animal welfare agency, several mammary tumors were found (and removed) when Izzie was spayed.

The agency said:

She sadly had several mammary tumors that we removed when we spayed her. This is likely cancer and is seeking a hospice adopter.

Fortunately, the chest x-rays taken did not show signs of cancer, so there is hope that the cancer has not spread and that she has time to make some memories with a new family. The shelter does not know much about her personality, but has observed that “she appears house-trained and well-mannered.”

Izzie did not ask to lose her home, and she definitely does not deserve to be spending the twilight of her life in a shelter facility. You can help turn her life around by networking her story to help find a special person to take her in.

For more information or to make an appointment to meet her call 757-385-4444 or message the shelter directly at Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center.

Note: All inquiries about Izzie must be made directly to the shelter. Animal Victory is NOT the point of contact regarding Izzie’s availability, health, or demeanor. 

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  1. How sad for her. I hope she finds someone soon. My dog is also near the end of his life though I don’t know how close that is. I don’t know if I could deal with two dogs so old plus I am in Vermont and so am too far away.



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