Hawthorne was the unwanted senior who sat at a shelter with a huge tumor.

Hawthorne was the unwanted senior who sat at a shelter with a huge tumor.

 

Nobody wanted this senior emaciated dog with a huge tumor on his scrotal area. He sat in a cold kennel at a crowded shelter. Alone and scared in Johnsons County, Kentucky.

Without rescue this stray would be euthanized because the shelter does not have the resources to care for him. A local rescue group, The Arrow Fund, rushed to the shelter just in time to transport the senior dog to the emergency vets.

Upon arrival doctors discovered he had a body scale of 1 out of 9. This is the worst emaciation they have seen this year. His body is covered in open sores, internal and external parasites and a huge mass in his scrotal area. Doctors found he has sludge in the gallbladder, an enlarged prostate, a grade 2/3 heart murmur and thickened intestines.


Emotionally he is a wreck. Hawthorne does not make eye contact and does not wag his tail. After pacing and trying to lay down he finally rested and his rescuer, Rebecca, was on the floor with him gently petting his fragile body. It will take time to show him humans can be trusted.

The plan now is to try get him on a feeding plan to address emaciation and malnutrition so he is strong enough to undergo the intricate surgery to remove that large tumor.

UPDATE 5-19-19: Ok friends prayers are needed. Surgery to remove the large tumor is scheduled for tomorrow. Hawthorne has clearance from the cardiologist to proceed with surgery, although risky. Please continue to support him. This surgery is expensive for rescuers.

We have created the animal saving products you see below to help raise the funds needed to cover the costs of Hawthorne’s surgery. We ask that you consider purchasing one of these items and help support The Arrow Fund save his life.

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The Arrow Fund provides medical treatment to Kentuckiana animals who have been the victims of torture or extreme forms of abuse and neglect. By highlighting these cases, we strive to educate the public regarding the ongoing problem of animal cruelty and the need to strengthen Kentuckiana's animal welfare laws.

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