Note from dog
Normally, I hand NOTE FROM DOG over to a pup who has earned a starring role in a current story, but this time around, I asked them if I might have their permission to write this NOTE because a lot has happened since we sent our last one at the end of November.



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Shih Tzu Mix
8 yrs. 3 mo.
13 lbs
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Let’s get right to the point: dumping senior dogs at a kill shelter is a widespread, egregious practice. It’s even worse when that senior dog has been subjected to a life of neglect. So, meet Oreo, rescued by AMA Animal Rescue in Brooklyn. Her story is both tragic and triumphant.

When AMA’s heroic crew pulled Oreo from the kill shelter, her body and feet were covered in so much hair that she could barely walk. Her stomach was riddled with masses all along her mammary gland chains, which they knew would require major surgery. Once she was shaved, they discovered that the skin on her paws was badly infected and oozed pus.

Oreo was in excruciating pain when she walked, and her overgrown nails were making her struggle that much greater. Her mouth was in horrific shape — red and swollen. But after a few weeks of intensive care, she was ready for her surgery where her mammary gland chain was removed. While under anesthesia, she was also spayed and her dental work was taken care of. It was an extensive list of procedures, but she recovered beautifully! The biopsy from her tumors did come back cancerous, but the surgeon was able to remove the margins, which was such great news!

Oreo now lives a pain-free life and she seems determined to enjoy every minute of it! She’s quite affectionate and loves the company of her humans.


If you’d like to learn more, please fill out the adoption application today.

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