Bear's owners surrendered him to avoid cruelty charges. This 10-11 year old lab mix spent his life outside on a chain. This loving senior had masses all over his body--most notably, a large mass on his back left paw and 3 surrounding his left eye. On July 21st, Bear had the mass on his paw and the 3 masses around his eye removed. Our foundation provided a $500 grant.
Bear healed with some minimal complications from his surgery, but he made a full recovery from his mass removals. He loved his life and called his foster family his own. Sadly, Bear passed away in October from complications due to heart worm that had been left untreated. According to those who were involved in Bear's rescue, Bear was the most happy-go-lucky dog right until the end. They "try not to look at the grueling 11 years he endured with no care as an outdoor dog, and focus on the time spent being loved by a family...and he was accepted as one of their own. Even though he deserved that life long before he actually got it."