Breed: Labrador Retriever
Adoption Date: August 25, 2017
Adopted by: The Hunter Family
She was cast out as a stray with this enormous mass hanging from her underbelly. Covered in infection and smelling like rotting flesh, she needed help and we were happy to offer it to her.
She was picked up and taken to Dr. D who knew she needed to be rushed over to Dr. Porterpan because her bloodwork was in very bad shape.
Travis rushed her over to DVSC and they went to work on her. With vet bills estimated at around 10K we went to the village and asked for help, and help is just exactly what Hope got. In a 24 hour period of time the funds were raised and Hope was scheduled for surgery 48 hours later. She did very well and recovered nicely. Her biopsy came back as an aggressive cancer and although they got clean margins, and no signs of cancer yet can be seen in her body we know that she may have limited time.
We took this news and this prognosis to the page and asked for a local adopter who would give her love and comfort for how ever long she has left to her life knowing that Dog Ranch Rescue will pay all of her medical bills.
Friends of Jessica’s and clients of the Ranch with their dog Fergie ( the smaller black Lab) had wanted to adopt Faith when we were caring for her. David and Julie Hunter from Prosper TX both follow the page and knew that Hope was going to be their dog. They moved quickly to send in their application, Laura moved just as quickly to find if they were approved which of course they were.
Julie went with foster mom Millie on Monday for Hope’s appointment with Dr. Porterpan for her bloodwork recheck and to get a good understanding of what Hope needs. She has been cleared to go and see Dr. Wright on Sept 6th who is the oncologist who took care of Mooie during her cancer treatment.
We will take Hope for her first round of chemo when he feels it’s the best time and we will monitor her on how she does, and we will make decisions as they happen. We have no expectations, we have no idea what will transpire, all we know is that we have Hope, and no matter how much time she has we will be grateful for it.
We want to thank David and Julie for opening your hearts to this big sweet girl and giving her something she’s never had before, and that is a family that gives a damn about her. She will be spoiled and loved for the rest of her days.
In addition I want to thank this incredible village that we have for stepping up and covering the costs of giving Hope her life back. We are beyond humbled by your continued generosity.
We will still continue to follow how Hope is doing so expect updates on her on a regular basis.
For now I’m thrilled to say have a very happy life Hope
We don’t have many details about her, we just know she’s a female four or five years old, a black lab and a very sweet girl who needs some help, so we’re going to give her some. She’s been tagged at the Fort Worth Shelter, and foster moms Kim and Stacy will help transport her to Dr D’s. I’m sure it’s a mammary tumor and it looks very bad, but that doesn’t mean we won’t do everything we can.
We asked the Village for some inspiration and suggestions for naming this girl and it was decided a perfect name for her is Hope. Welcome to Dog Ranch Rescue!
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