The biggest of these was an aggressive tumour on her left leg, measuring a massive 7 inches in diameter, more than twice the size of a tennis ball. Our vet team suspect it had been growing for a long time, as the muscles in her leg had wasted away.
This huge growth had robbed Dorothy of the use of her left leg, and our vets decided that amputation was the best option.
She’s already recovering so well, and adapting to the tripawd life like a pro, a testament to this brave girl’s resilience.
But she’s not out of the woods yet – Dorothy still has four more lumps that need to be removed, along with desexing, dental surgery, and treatment for an umbilical hernia.
It is estimated her medical costs will be around $3,600, and as a community-funded charity, we urgently need your support to help cover them.
While waiting to go into foster care in-between surgeries, Dorothy has been spending some time in the staff offices at our Lonsdale shelter, and has melted the hearts of everyone who has met her.