When we were asked to take in a senior, heartworm positive dog from an animal control in Fall of 2015, we had no idea how senior she was or how serious her medical condition was. She was rushed to the vet the moment we got her, not knowing if anything could be done for her. She was in such bad shape she could not walk well, her coat was matted and encrusted with feces, and she had obvious lumps and bumps that made us, and our vet, suspicious.
After much vetting and a spa day with our amazing Amanda, she looked and felt much much better. But the news was not good - ultrasounds and biopsies confirmed cancer. And they estimated her age around 15yrs old. There was no way she’d survive heartworm treatment. We put a treatment in place to keep her pain free and happy for her remaining time.
Even though Mollee’s time with us is dwindling, she is loving her new life, taking short walks down the driveway and back, demanding pets from the humans and making sure she gets a taste of anything she thinks might be yummy. She knows what she wants and she likes her attention, love, food and walks. She does have a bark that can wake the dead, but now (Thank God!) she only uses it when she wants something and you just go down the list...attention and love, food, or a walk to go potty. She is slowing, and sleeps more now, but she is not giving up so we are not either. Dogs like Mollee are the reason our In Sanctuary program exists. Instead of one family to call her own, she has us all.
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