She was surrendered tot he shelter by her owner with several lacerations to her head and neck along with an actively bleeding ulcerated mammary mass and several small tumors on her abdomen.
The shelter staff and volunteers said despite her condition, she was the sweetest and friendliest dog to both the humans and dogs at the shelter. Because of her medical condition, she was given 72 hours to be rescued or face euthanasia.
All of the wounds and lacerations to her face and body were treated. She underwent surgery to remove the ulcerated mammary mass and as many of the tumors as possible. While she was under, she also had all of her teeth cleaned up and a few rotten ones removed.
The mammary mass is cancerous, but it could not all be completely removed otherwise there would not have been enough skin to close her back up. She’s under strict instruction to avoid sun exposure to her abdomen and the vet will work with the foster parents to keep an eye on the remaining masses for the rest of her life.
Foster and Adoption
Ruby went to a foster family to take it easy and recover from the extensive surgery. After caring for her, the family couldn’t imagine their lives without her. “I was creating a reel to promote Ruby and by the time I was done I couldn’t imagine her leaving our home. She has won everyone over in seconds! I never thought I would foster fail but when you know you know,” said her Ruby’s new mom.
Ruby would also like you to know she can do this cool thing with her tongue.