Breed: Miniature Schnauzer
Location: Anna, TX
When we became aware of this tiny girl, we had one of our kind volunteers pick her up along with a Frenchie she had lived with. It looks like about 6 months ago their owner died, and at that time his sister took them in. It’s obvious from her handwriting that she is elderly and must have not been able to care for them any longer. She didn’t know many specifics about the dogs including their age, but the vet assessed them as seniors.
This mini schnauzer has been neglected for some time. Her skin is a mess, and she was tested as heart worm positive at the shelter’s vet but we will be rechecking that. She also is very sweet and seems friendly with other dogs at the Rescue.
She is safe with us now and we will get her started on the path to better health.
We’re so happy to have Laverne here at Dog Ranch Rescue!
So Laverne is in pretty rough shape, estimated to be around 10 years old or more. We have discovered spot on her lungs which could be cancer.
Her chest x-rays have been sent off for the radiologists to read. One step at a time, like all the rest, decisions will be made one step at a time. It will be months before her skin is even healthy enough to be spayed leta lone have a full double mastectomy which would take months of time to recover from as well, and would all of that even be the right thing to do if she has cancer already in her lungs? We don’t know the answers, we only know the obstacles..
Right now she’s gone off to stay with and be loved by Julie.
Stay positive, Laverne, we will do our best…