Tacoma, WA – When a pit bull with a massive tumor was taken in at the Humane Society for Tacoma/Pierce County last month, staff could immediately tell that she was special. And though her prognosis was dire, plans were put in place to provide to give her a fighting chance to know comfort, love, and happiness.
Her name is Libby and she was diagnosed with a tumor on her bone – in order to save her life, she needed to have the tumor, and her leg, removed. The shelter said:
There was a massive tumor in the bone of her upper right leg, causing reactive inflammation that swelled her leg to the size of a volleyball and made her almost immobile with pain. To save her life, the limb would need an immediate amputation.
Compassionate people donated for Libby’s surgery, and a highly skilled surgical team successfully removed the 10-pound tumor and her leg.
And then…Libby was adopted. The shelter said a veterinary technician “immediately fell in love with” Libby and decided to make things official with an adoption, despite Libby’s diagnosis of aggressive bone cancer.
“There’s something in her eyes that begs for love and safety,” her adopter said. “I couldn’t turn away from that.”
Libby is now Wiggles, and though her time on earth may be limited, she is enjoying what every dog should enjoy – love, comfort, and kindness. The shelter said:
Libby, now named Wiggles for her joyful nature, spends her days playing with her dog brother, snuggling with her human sister, and taking well-deserved couch naps wrapped in cozy fleece blankets. And though we’re uncertain how much time she has left, we know she’ll spend her remaining days surrounded by love and comfort thanks to the kindness of our community.
Find the shelter on Facebook here.
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